Having A Healthy Sperm With Proper Diet

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Various factors affect the quality of sperm. One of these factors includes diet according to a new study.

Every ejaculation, a healthy male releases about 50 million of sperm cells. However, the capacity of the sperm cell to fertilize an ovum depends on its quality, count, and motility. It does not necessarily mean that the more sperm the better, because maturity and motility take into account.

In the recently conducted conference in the US, two studies were presented dealing with good diet for a better sperm. According to the study, those males who have high red meat, fish, vegetables and whole grains in their diet have higher sperm motility, which means that the sperm that they produce can travel faster which makes it good for fertilizing the ovum, as compared to those males who have high trans fat in their diet who have lower sperm counts.

Some researches show, that nutrition has a direct link with the potency of the sperm. Poor and unhealthy eating habits combined with bad vices such as cigarette smoking and heavy drinking can lower down the quality and quantity of the sperm, which makes it difficult for a man to fertilize an ovum and have a successful pregnancy.

“We are still exploring the impact of nutrition on male fertility, but even these initial studies point to a link between a good diet and reproductive health for men.” Dr Edward Kim, President of the Society for Male Reproduction and Urology said.

The study involved men who belong the age group of 18 to 22 years old. They were asked to answer the questionnaires about their food intake or diet and analysis of their semen followed.
Semen analysis typically measures the number of sperm ejaculated per milliliter. This also includes the analysis of the morphology of the sperm which refers to its structure and shape, analysis of sperm motility – the ability of the sperm to swim forward, and the maturity of the sperm.

The researchers modify their statistical analysis to control other extraneous factors which can have a bearing on the result of the sperm analysis. These factors include smoking, race, ethnicity and body mass index (BMI). According to the findings of the research, those males who have higher sperm motility are those who have a healthier diet as compared to those who have high concentration of red meat and refined grains in their diet.
Furthermore, having a good and healthier lifestyle which includes nutrition is indeed necessary not only to have good sperms, but also to live a fruitful life.

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