It should not really be shocking news, that fruit and veggies are good for male fertility. The more produce a man consumed, the less sluggish his sperm, researchers reported at a meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
Forty-eight infertile men and 10 fertile men who had fathered children in the last year completed questionnaires about their diets. Results showed that eighty-three percent of the infertile men had a low intake of fruits and veggies, defined as fewer than five servings a day, compared with forty percent of the fertile men.
And overall, men who ate the fewest fruits and veggies had the lowest sperm motility.
“We think that sperm quality is affected by dietary antioxidant intake,” said study author Dr. Vivian Lewis, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y.