Eating raspberries could help increase the chances of becoming a father, it has been claimed.
They contain high levels of Vitamin C, a key nutrient in male fertility, and magnesium, which is involved in the production of testosterone. They are also thought to protect sperm from ‘oxidative stress’.A study by the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found that men over 44 with the highest intake of Vitamin C had 20 per cent less damage to their sperm DNA than men who did not eat those foods. It is also thought that after conception antioxidants may decrease the risk of miscarriage.
Juliet Wilson, a fertility nutritionist, said: ‘Raspberries provide essential nutrients that are known to enhance fertility in men and women.’
A recent study in the USA found that men over 44 with the highest intake of Vitamin C - found in foods such as raspberries, broccoli and potatoes - had 20 per cent less damage to their sperm DNA than men who did not eat those foods.
Source - Daily Mail