The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Body and Soul - - HEALTH -

From strength­en­ing bones to boost­ing sperm, dif­fer­ent nu­tri­ents help you along at dif­fer­ent stages of life. Ideally, you’d get all your es­sen­tial nu­tri­ents from your diet, but it’s not al­ways pos­si­ble – and that’s where sup­ple­ments come in. Here are the most im­por­tant for men’s health and well­be­ing.

ZINC is vi­tal for men be­cause it en­ables testos­terone pro­duc­tion and sup­ports sperm health. In fact, stud­ies have shown that testos­terone lev­els can de­crease sig­nif­i­cantly on a low-zinc diet. Boost your zinc in­take by eat­ing shell­fish, red meat, nuts, whole grains and dairy. SELENIUM has also been shown to pro­mote sperm health and im­prove sperm motil­ity. Stud­ies show that in­fer­tile men and those with lower quan­ti­ties of healthy sperm have re­duced lev­els of selenium – this is be­cause the min­eral is needed for testos­terone pro­duc­tion. It’s found in Brazil nuts, seafood, meat and eggs.

COENZYME Q10 is a nat­u­ral enzyme pro­duced by the body and used pri­mar­ily by your cells to gen­er­ate en­ergy. As we age, pro­duc­tion slows down, so look to di­etary sources such as or­gan meat, fatty fish, beef and chicken. It can be dif­fi­cult to get enough through diet alone and cer­tain

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