Sometimes we write about nuts here on the Ball Report because it’s a common euphemism for testicles. But every once in a while, things intersect in a way that makes them even more relevant. Case in point: a recent study that shows that eating them can raise your sperm count.
A study from Spain indicates that eating just a few ounces of hazelnuts, almonds and walnuts every day can boost sperm production by 16%. There are myriad nutritional reasons why, but the most notable is that they’re rich in omega-3 fatty acids, folate and antioxidants, all of which contribute to the body’s ability to create and maintain healthy cells.
In addition to increases in sperm count, the nuts also helped the sperm grow in size and move faster. It’s looking like nuts are one of the best things you can eat for your nuts. Myths about food and fertility have persisted for centuries, with dishes like oysters often being attributed as having aphrodisiac qualities, but scientists are learning that there are real connections between what you eat and how you perform in the sack.
We’re not saying that a handful of nuts will make you a fertile sexual dynamo, but at this point there’s no reason not to add them to your daily diet, as they also deliver a potent punch of protein and fiber.
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