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If your guy thinks the four food groups are pizza, macaroni and cheese, burgers and doughnuts, it might be time for a diet makeover that involves, well, none of the above -- especially if you’re having trouble in the baby-making department.
Consider it a dire case of sink or swim for his sperm.
A small study recently published in the journal Human Reproduction found that guys whose diets were high in saturated fat (think fast food, cheese and red meat) had a lower sperm count and sperm concentration than those who ate the least. Men who ate plenty of omega-3s -- the “good” fats found in fish -- had more sperm that were formed correctly.
Yup, you read that right. Kind of scary to think that the one sperm that makes its way to your egg might be a mutant one. If that’s not enough reason to strap on a chastity belt until he promises to eat his leafy greens and salmon, we don’t know what is.
No wonder another study found that men who have a woman in the house are more fertile. I’ve been trying to get my husband to eat more vegetables -- and less crap -- since we moved in together. My success has been limited. But, it just so happens that we’re also trying to start a family. And if there’s one thing that can make a guy jump when you tell him to, it’s putting the kibosh on sex. Normally, I don’t like to resort to those kinds of ultimatums, but if it’s a matter of baby or no baby -- or worse, a mutant Wolverine baby -- I think I’m okay striking below the belt. Let’s just hope I don’t turn him into a closet-junk-food-eater. Could that be what happened to Mel Gibson?