This one is for the blokes out there - especially those looking to become dads. Did you know that your diet and lifestyle influence not only the quality but also the genetic makeup of your sperm?
We just read a recent review of the most up-to-date evidence about diet and male fertility. The authors concluded that men should eat more seafood, poultry, nuts, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, in order to support healthy functioning sperm with ‘high fertility potential’.
On the exercise front, a really interesting study from 2015 showed that 3 months of exercise training actually reprogrammed the epigenetics of sperm DNA in healthy young men. ‘Exercise silenced genes in sperm DNA involved in schizophrenia, Parkinson's disease and cervical cancer, which could translate into lower lifetime risk in the offspring’.
So there you have it! Any men out there who are planning to be dads – a good diet full of unprocessed food and a healthy lifestyle can make a difference to your fertility (and possibly the health of your bub down the track).
So how can We Feed You help you achieve healthy sperm? Our food philosophy promotes the consumption of seafood, poultry, nuts, whole grains, and heaps vegetables. Most of our meals are packed with veggies, a variety of whole grains, nuts and seeds; plus we have seafood and poultry options.
When ordering, mix up your choice of meals with a variety of meats and include some vegetarian options - great for a healthy work lunch! Include a few seafood options and don't forget to add a piece of fruit to your work lunch. Our 10 0r 20 meal value packs are a great place to start and make meals even more affordable.