Studies by University of Delaware researchers suggest that the polyunsaturated fats found in walnuts may help to fix sperm cell damage and increase male fertility. Studies in mice suggests that these polyunsaturated fats can mitigate peroxidative damage to sperm, and improve sperm morphology. Although men are at least a contributing cause in about 40 percent of infertile couples, most treatments currently available focus on correcting infertility in women. Male fertility can be inhibited by low sperm count and by problems with sperm motility and morphology.
- One good thing about walnuts is that they are delicious but also they have health benefits because they contain a rich amount of heart healthy monounsaturated fatty acids.
- Walnut is the only tree nut that contains polyunsaturated fats which are unique in reducing the sperm cell damage that is caused by lipid peroxidation.
- The researchers used mice and placed them in two groups. One group contained healthy mice and the other contained mice with a genetic predisposition to infertility.
“According to research conducted at the University of Delaware, eating walnuts may help strengthen fertility in men.”