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Improve Lean Body Mass Of Child Before Birth

There are thousands of supplements on the market. There are only a few I vehemently recommend. One of those being omega-3 fish oil. There is an abundance of research that shows the undeniable benefits. The pro research far outweighs the negative. In addition, the American Heart Association recommends 2 3.5 servings of fish a week. Simply, omega-3 is fish in a pill form. Why do I recommend omega-3? Studies show omega-3 taken during late stages of pregnancy increases lean and total body mass. These effects were seen through age 6. Link here.

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Omega-3 & Lean Body Mass

This is an important finding because birth weight is an important measure in the health of a newborn. When compared to consuming olive oil, omega-3 fish oil shows children with higher measures of lean mass, bone mass, and fat mass. Now, you may be raising an eyebrow at increase fat mass? Interestingly, with an increase in fat mass the percentage of fat did not increase. As you know, percentage takes into account other measures like muscle and bone mass. An increase in fat mass is normal with high muscle and bone mass.

What To Look For In Omega-3 Supplement

Not all omega-3 supplements are the same. Therefore high and low quality exist. No different than a grade of beef. Prime vs choice. I prefer to not get supplements from major grocery store brands or chains. If the supplement is a “deal” you may want to think twice. Most importantly, check to see if the omega-3 is molecularly distilled. Molecular distillation will remove metals and unwanted byproducts. Also, look for an omega-3 with at least one-thousand IU.

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Nuts Improve Quality and Function of Sperm

Male fertility is not often discussed. As we all know, it takes two to tango, so it’s a vital part of the process. Optimizing health helps increase chances of fertilization. Recently researchers found a diet rich in nuts can improve sperm DNA as well as sperm motility, count, and shape. Link here.

healthy diet plus exercise optimizes weight loss. With that in mind, it’s reasonable to suggest that improving health can optimize sperm. The more healthy routines added the better. Thus, a diet rich in nuts is very doable. 4 parameters exist for sperm which are count, shape, vitality, and motility. The study includes 119 healthy men (18-35). The only difference in diet is the addition of hazelnuts, walnuts, and almonds. Not only did the parameters improve, but sperm DNA damage was less likely.

Other studies show that omega-3, antioxidants, and folate improve the sperm parameters. Small dietary changes over a long period of time make big changes. It’s reasonable to suggest that exercise or less of a dietary guilty pleasure will improve chances of fertility. Improvements in health do take time. The first study took 14 weeks total. Thus, an increase consumption of nuts a week before conception will not help as much.

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