You might have heard of “superfoods” — but some foods specifically have extra benefits for men.
Getty/Harold M. Lambert
From bolstered testosterone to sprightly sperm, studies have identified the best foods for dudes.
Here are six foods that boost men’s health
In mice, scientists found white mushroom extract suppressed androgen receptor activity.
Androgens, a male sex hormone, can promote the growth of prostate cancer cells.
The study suggests the chemicals in white button mushrooms, in turn, could reduce levels of a prostate-specific antigen in blood.
Getty/Jordan Schiappa / 500px
Soy foods, like edamame, have also been shown to reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer.
In a 2017 study, men given one can of tomato juice a day for six weeks showed better “sperm motility.”
That means how fast they could wiggle and swim. Sperm motility affects fertility.
No joke: nuts are also linked to better overall sperm quality.
These health heavy hitters are high in vitamin E, which is also beneficial to sperm health.
Spinach is rich in magnesium, which can maintain testosterone levels and boost physical performance in men.
For more food science stories, click here.