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Can Meat Hurt Your Manhood?

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If you’re planning on becoming a father in the future or want to add to your current lineup of little ones, you may want to try cutting back on the amount of full-fat dairy and processed meats that you eat.

A recent Spanish study of fertility clinics found that the majority of men with poor semen quality had a higher intake of processed meat and high-fat dairy than did those with normal sperm counts. The men with higher-quality sperm tended to consume more fruits, vegetables and skim milk.

The study’s authors suggest that the antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables may help protect sperm from damage. One factor may be that high-fat foods can expose men to various chemicals in the environment that could disrupt their hormone levels. Livestock in the U.S. are often given antibiotics and hormones for growth promotion.

So load up on tons for fresh fruits and veggies, and choose non-processed meats and low-fat dairy products.

About The Author

David Schipper – David began writing for CorePerformance.com in 2008, after spending six years at Men's Health magazine digging up the newest scientific research in health, weight loss, nutrition, muscle and cardiovascular fitness.

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Tags: Food, Family, Health