FOR SPERM’S SAKE, EAT FISH
"Eat your vegetables so you grow big and strong!" is what your mom said when you were growing up. Or: "Eat your spinach. It's good for you. That's why." We knew our moms were right about healthy foods – we just didn't want to listen to them, because soggy cooked spinach is disliked by kids everywhere. Of course, back then you didn't know why those "healthy" nasty-tasting green foods were good for you. And back then, you had no idea you needed to eat nutritious foods for the sake of the health of your sperm. (In all fairness, though, your mom didn't know she was talking about your sperm, either.)
It wasn't until just recently that researchers discovered a significant link between a healthy, varied diet and sperm quality in men. And what they found was pretty much the same thing that your mom always told you: eating your protein, veggies and whole grains will make you(r sperm) healthier. The research shows that not only does better nutrition increase sperm motility (the ability of the sperm to move properly so it can swim to the egg), it also shows up in the structure of the sperm and seminal plasma. Men whose diets are high in Trans fats will have sperm and seminal plasma (the protective liquid that surrounds sperm and helps them to swim through a hostile environment) that are partially made from trans fats. In other words, mom would say: "You are what you eat." Gentlemen! Go forth and embrace a healthy diet. Eat fish. Eat lean meats. Eat vegetables (of all colours, please). And eat whole grains.