Infertility is not restricted to women only. Infertility extends to men also. Thus, not having a child is not dependent on the woman but a man as well or both of them. Male infertility can be attributed to low sperm quantity or quality. This reduces the male reproductivity and it has been on a rise especially in the western nations. This is the reason that infertility treatments have become widespread in today’s time.
What Causes Male Infertility?
There can be several reasons behind male infertility which are:
- Western-style diet
Can Nuts Bring About Any Positive Change In Male Sperm Quality?
Recent research was carried out on some males and they were divided into two groups. One group was asked to carry out their usual diet without making any alterations to it. While, the other group was given a diet rich in nuts to 60 grams each day that included a combination of hazelnuts, almonds, and walnuts along with the diet that they were following.
The blood samples and sperm samples of males of both the groups were collected prior to and post-experiment.
There were striking differences between the sperm samples of both the male groups. The male group consuming a nut-rich diet had significant improvement in its sperm count and quality. To be precise, there was a 16% improvement in sperm count, an improvement of 4% in sperm vitality that is the number of healthy and live sperm cells present in the semen, there was also a positive increment of 6% in the sperm’s ability to move and, an improvement of 1% in the health, size, and shape of the sperm.
Additionally, the splintered sperm reduced considerably among the males who had a nut-rich diet making their sperms better genetically. The sperm splintering is associated with poor fertility that further raises chances of miscarriage.
The improvement in sperm quality can be attributed to the consumption of nuts that are rich in Omega-3, vitamins, and nutrients.
However, these findings cannot conclude that a nut-rich diet definitely improves male sperm quality but a healthy diet pattern consisting of nuts definitely has a role in improving fertility and thus, improving the overall fertilization and reproduction system.
Overall, becoming a parent is the most divine feeling in the world which almost every couple wants to cherish. Therefore, maintaining a healthy lifestyle that comprises of eating a balanced diet with healthy nuts is of paramount importance in maintaining the fertility of males.