Fertility: Eating raspberries could increase your chances of becoming a father
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By OLIVIA WILLIAMS: Eating raspberries could help increase the chances of becoming a father, it has been claimed.
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
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
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
Juliet Wilson, a leading fertility nutritionist said that one
portion of raspberries provided the same amount of Vitamin C as eating 173
She said: 'Raspberries have not yet been given the 'super-food'
recognition of other berries, but they have a comparable bounty of nutrients
which shouldn't be ignored.
'Alongside their many health benefits, raspberries are a perfect
snack for couples trying to conceive.
'Together with their high vitamin C content - one portion of
raspberries provides the same amount as 173 grapes - they are also a good source
of folate, which is known to be essential in key stages of female fertility and
early embryo development.
'Raspberries provide essential nutrients that are known to enhance fertility in men and women.'