Semen quality improved by eating less red and processed meats

US researchers conducted a cross-sectional study of 188 men aged 18–22, assessing their diet and analysing their semen.

Men who were the highest consumers of the Prudent diet, which had a high intake of fish, chicken, fruit, vegetables and whole grains – produced sperm that had 11.3% higher motility, but no difference in morphology, than men with the lowest consumption of the diet.

Eating a typically Western diet featuring red and processed meats, higher fats and energy dense foods was not associated significantly with sperm quality.

“Our findings support the suggestion