Eating tomatoes daily can increase male fertility by increasing sperm count: Research
Men who face virility problems, researchers have found a safe solution for you. All you have to do is eat one or two tomatoes a day. This would increase your sperm count, which would increase your virility and vigor.
According to the new research study published in the European Journal of Nutrition, tomatoes have LactoLycopene, which is tested to increase the amount and improve sperm quality in men. 40% of men who eat tomatoes regularly noticed positive results where not only their resistance but also sperm quality improved in a couple of months.
“We really did not expect that at the end of the study, there would be some difference in the sperm of the men who took the tablet compared to those who took the placebo. When we deciphered the results, I almost fell out of my chair.” He told Allan Pacey, Head of the Department of Oncology and Metabolism at Sheffield University.
Lycopene is a pigment found in tomatoes and gives them a bright red color. It is found in numerous fruits and vegetables, but tomatoes have the most. Although the researchers used LactoLycopene for this study, it is a bioavailable commercial substitute for lycopene since our human body does not easily absorb lycopene. Tomatoes are also related to cancer prevention.
Liz Williams, a specialist in human nutrition at Sheffield University, conducted this research. 60 healthy men in the age group 19-30 were studied for 12 weeks. Half of the men received Lactolycopene supplements and the rest were made to eat pills that claim to increase sperm count. Blood and sperm samples were taken before and after the test. The researchers found that the sperm count of those who consumed lycopene daily increased by 40%. “We were surprised at the improvement in sperm quality that the results show,” Williams said.
“The improvement in the morphology, size and shape of the sperm was dramatic. This was the first study designed and adequately controlled for the effect of Lactolycopene on semen quality, and it has encouraged us to want to work more with this molecule,” Pacey explained.