It has been found that the daily addition of 75 grams of shelled whole walnuts may have a positive effect on the morphology, vitality, and mobility of sperm in healthy men.
Wendie A. Robbins, PhD, from the University of California, Los Angeles, published her ﬁndings in Biology of Reproduction.
The researchers posted ﬂyers on the University of California campus looking for participants. They recruited 120 healthy men between the ages of 21 and 35 years old who routinely ate a Western diet. Three of the participants only participated in a pilot trial so that left 117 participants for the control study.
If this study is true, this could be a simple dietary addition that could be used daily. It has been known for years that walnuts are rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids which may help improve blood lipids and other cardiovascular problems. Walnuts have also been studied and found to help ﬁght off certain types of cancers and are linked to improving cognitive and motor function.
Grab some walnuts for the car to eat on the way to work, or top them on a salad. There are many ways to enjoy the nuts that may be so beneﬁcial.
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