Fruit and vegetables high in pesticides can lower sperm quality

By | March 23rd, 2015|

Two interesting studies have appeared last year, both examining the effect fruit and vegetables have on sperm quality. The first study was performed in the Massachusetts General Hospital between April 2007 and June 2012. This study examined how high intake of fruit and vegetables affects sperm quality. Over 150 men were questioned about how often they eat different kinds of food and the fruits and vegetables present in their nutrition were classified according to their pesticide residue levels. After each participant’s pesticide residue level was calculated, the researchers came to some interesting discoveries. The total intake of fruit and vegetables [...]

Classic lubricants reduce your chance to conceive

By | March 2nd, 2015|

Lubrication is a very important part of sexual intercourse. It allows easier penetration without uncomfortable friction or irritation. Even though the vagina has natural mechanisms for lubrication, the majority of women need some help, whether it is because you’re in menopause, you’re breastfeeding or simply by being in a dry period of your menstrual cycle. Problems arise when you’re not only having sex for fun, but also when you’re trying to conceive. The environment in the vagina is acidic and these secretions normally kill sperm. This is why the cervical mucus is being produced just before ovulation. This mucus is [...]

The role of antioxidants in male fertility

By | February 25th, 2015|

Over the last decade, antioxidants have been gaining more and more popularity. Most nutritional guides are advising us to increase the intake of antioxidants in order to protect our body from external pollutants, radiation, to slow down aging and prevent skin cancer caused by UV rays. We all know antioxidants have an important role in a balanced nutrition, but what part do they play when it comes to male fertility? What are antioxidants? First and foremost, we need to understand what these substances are, how they interact with our body and what kind of effect can we expect from them. [...]