By Anna Firth, Nutritionist, Melanie Brown Nutrition
We’ve teamed up with Melanie Brown Nutrition to bring you some tasty recipe inspiration to boost male fertility. A balanced diet rich in different vitamins and minerals plays an important role in sperm health so Melanie has made sure all of these recipes feature key nutrients to support fertility. This baked stuffed squash includes ingredients and antioxidants to boost sperm quality.
The Mediterranean diet is widely accepted to support fertility. Wholegrains, pulses, nuts seeds, olive oil and fruit and vegetables are at the heart of this sun-drenched way of eating. In particular, tomatoes are great for sperm because they are high in lycopene, an antioxidant carotene that is protective of sperm and prostate health. There is a growing body of evidence linking lycopene to improved sperm quality.
This stuffed squash recipe is packed with Mediterranean flavours and contains plenty of tomatoes to provide the lycopene boost. Pairing tomatoes with olive oil is a good way to increase your body’s take-up of the antioxidants in the dish.
Keep an eye out for more fertility focused recipes in the next couple of weeks and don’t miss our next male fertility webinar where Melanie Brown will join Prof Sheena Lewis to discuss the impacts of diet and lifestyle on sperm quality and fertility.