Carrots Can Boost Male Fertility

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Carrots Can Boost Male Fertility
Mon, 11-04-2013 - 3:20pm

This is an interesting way to boost your partner's fertility, have them eat more carrots:

Carrots in particular were singled out for their sperm-boosting properties. These orange veggies, along with lettuce and spinach, are high in beta-carotene. Researchers found that this antioxidant improves sperm motility, or its ability to swim toward an egg, by 6.5% to 8%.

Lutein, a carotenoid or antioxidant also found in spinach and lettuce, had a similar effect on sperm motility, researchers said.

The participants with diets rich in lycopene, the chemical that gives tomatoes their red color, had lower levels of abnormally shaped sperm.

"In a population of healthy young men, carotenoid intake was associated with higher sperm motility and, in the case of lycopene, better sperm morphology," the study says.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/carrots-boost-male-fertility-study-article-1.1504019

Do you think that your partner will be open to eating healthier?