When you are trying to get pregnant, many of us do whatever it takes to make the sperm stick with the egg. Have you heard of that old trick of contorting your pelvis upside down so your man's baby-making stuff stays inside?
Whoever is still with me after that comment knows exactly what I'm talking about. And it turns out that the man can do some stuff too in order to move this let's get pregnant process along. We all know a guy has to have the right kind of balls to be a dad, but he also has to eat the right kind of nuts.
I'm talking about walnuts. New research has revealed that approximately 2.5 ounces of walnuts eaten per day made sperm more awesome, increasing its vitality and helping it go directly to the egg without passing go.
I think a prescription of walnuts and some upside down uterus action could be a great thing to start if you are going through one of those 'when am I ever going to get pregnant' moments. I'm no doctor, of course, but giving it a try can't hurt, unless your guy is allergic to walnuts. In which case, damn that sucks. There are other things you can do though.
As if I needed to make a better case for walnuts, these little nuggets of sperm-enhancing love are also an excellent source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) omega-3 fatty acid, which not only protects against heart disease and stroke, but has strengthened the sperm so much that it lessens its chances of producing a child with genetic abnormalities.
Anyone care for a spinach, walnut, blue cheese salad with a heaping serving of fertility?
Are you TTC and trying all the natural methods you can? What do you think about trying walnuts?
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