Food for male fertility – Tomato and white bean soup

By Melanie Brown, Nutritionist and Founder of Melanie Brown Nutrition

24-05-2021



Tomato soup

In our final recipe from Melanie Brown, she looks at one of the most important nutrients for male fertility and gives us some tasty lunch inspiration at the same time! 

This soup is packed full of lycopene, one of the most important foods for male fertility. Numerous animal and human studies have shown how lycopene can reduce free radicals, molecules that damage sperm and promote inflammation. The best source of lycopene is from processed, concentrated tomatoes from passata and tomato puree, rather than fresh. Adding olive oil then speeds up the absorption of the lycopene. The red onion adds another antioxidant that is excellent for sperm called quercetin and the beans provide the protein in the soup, so it is really hearty and filling.

Ingredients

You can add all sorts of things to the cooked soup: chopped hard-boiled egg, anchovies, roasted red pepper, pumpkin seeds, or yoghurt. It’s a very flexible soup!

What to do

Don’t forget, you can hear directly from Melanie Brown on the importance of diet and lifestyle to support male fertility in our webinar – register now!

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