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Eating Tree Nuts Daily Can Improve Quality Of Sperm, Study Finds |The Republican News

The study had men eat almonds, hazelnuts and walnuts

By Alexandra Deabler By Alexandra Deabler | Fox News

–In a nutshell, men should start eating more almonds.

A recent study has found that consumption of tree nuts – almonds, hazelnuts and walnuts – can cause changes in the quality of sperm.

The study used 72 healthy male participants who reported following a “Western-style diet,” which typically consists of red meat and processed foods. Diet has been considered one of the lifestyle and environmental factors that effects sperm quality by researchers over the years.

The “nut group” incorporated almonds, hazelnuts and walnuts into their diets for 14 weeks.

Variety of nuts

In the “nut group,” which was randomly selected, the 48 participants were asked to consume 60 grams (roughly 2 ounces) of tree nuts each day for 14 weeks.

At the end of the trial, it was found that those who integrated the nuts into their diet had 36 genomic regions of their sperm DNA show methylation – the biological process essential for normal development – that was “significantly different” from the control, with 97.2% of those regions “displaying hypermethylation.”

According to the researchers, the findings “provide the first evidence that adding nuts to a regular Western-style diet impacts sperm DNA methylation in specific regions.”

“This work demonstrates that there are some sensitive regions of the sperm epigenome that respond to diet, and which can result in changes in sperm and in its ability to fertilize,” said lead author Albert Salas-Huetos said via a press release.

This new research, which was carried out by the Human Nutrition Unit of the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, the Pere Virgili Institute of Health and CIBERobn, and the University of Utah, expanded on a previous 2018 study conducted by researchers from the University of Utah and Rovira i Virgili University, in Tarragona, Spain, which found men who regularly incorporated nuts into their diet had “significantly improved the sperm count, viability, motility, and morphology.”

(Alexandra Deabler is a Lifestyle writer and editor for Fox News.)

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Instead Of Burger And Fries You Should Always Eat Two Burgers – Nutritionist |RN

Dave Maclean
a close up of a sandwich and fries on a table                    © Provided by Independent Print Limited

 

Most food advice makes us sad.

Not a week goes by without us being told that our favourite food is making us ill, or we should be eating more of the thing we hate.

But now a registered dietician and nutritionist has come up with a fast food tip that we’re most definitely on board with.

Her advice: the most sensible way to enjoy fast food is by ordering two burgers instead of one.

Now don’t get carried away – you don’t get to splurge on an extra Big Mac without making any sacrifices.

What Emily Field wants you to do is give up your order of fries for that second burger.

If you’re a chip fan, you’ll struggle with this change, but for those of us who’ll choose a big juicy burger any day of the week, it’s the perfect scenario.

It’s less about the calories though (you’ll eat the same or more calories in many instances), but about the composition of the food.

Protein keeps you feeling full, carbs give you energy, and fat helps you absorb vitamins and minerals.

Emily says the secret with a fast food splurge is to make sure you keep those three things balanced.

She says you’ll end up with fewer cravings later in the day, and less desire to binge.

She told Business Insider: “I want people to be able to approach any food, any situation, and know that they can still make a responsible choice for their body.”

In the body, fats and proteins slow the breakdown of carbs into sugar.

This buffers us against dips and spikes in insulin which can lead to binge eating.

Cereal is an example of a breakfast dish that’ll give you a sharp energy spike that quickly fades.

But Emily says throwing some protein-rich Greek yoghurt or some nuts onto it will help avoid the crash.    (The Independent)

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