Recent research published in a peer reviewed medical journal, ‘Fertility & Sterility’ displayed correlations between the intake of lycopene and sperm morphology, and carotene and sperm motility. I have always pushed for men to add more colorful foods to their diet, as many studies confirm the importance of good nutrition and sperm quality.
Lycopene Rich Foods for Sperm Morphology:
tomatoes (sun dried are best, raw and cooked are also good), guava, watermelon, grapefruit, parsley, basil, asparagus, liver, red cabbage.
Carotene Rich Foods for Sperm Motility:
sweet potato, kale, carrots, greens (spinach, mustard, turnip, collard), butternut squash, red leaf lettuce (also read post on protein and sperm motility).
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