In the past, we’ve talked about how certain foods can help enhance your Valentine’s Day and cause an amorous mood, if you know what we mean. Now, researchers are suggesting that walnuts can help boost men’s fertility, which will help a couple’s chance at conceiving.
“We found that eating walnuts can actually help improve sperm quality, likely by reducing peroxidative damage in sperm cells,” lead researcher Patricia A. Martin-DeLeon, PhD of the University of Delaware, said in a press release. “More research is needed to understand the specific nutrients in walnuts that may contribute to this improvement, but the findings suggest that walnuts may be beneficial for sperm health.”
Walnuts are high in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), which are what helps improve sperm health. Walnuts are the only nuts which have high levels of PUFAs which make them the best nuts to consume to improve fertility.
The findings of this study echo results from an earlier 2012 study which was published in the Biology of Reproduction journal which found that 2.5 ounces of walnuts per day improved sperm vitality, motility and morphology.