Egg – good for Fertility
امام علی علیه السلام: إِنَّ نَبِيّاً مِنَ الْأَنْبِيَاءِ شَكَا إِلَى اللَّهِ قِلَّةَ النَّسْلِ فِي أُمَّتِهِ فَأَمَرَهُ أَنْ يَأْمُرَهُمْ بِأَكْلِ الْبَيْضِ فَفَعَلُوا فَكَثُرَ النَّسْلُ فِيهِمْ.
المحاسن، جلد2، صفحه481 ، الکافی (ط-الاسلامیه) ج6، ص325
Imam Ali (PBUH):
“One of the Prophets complained to God about the dearth of generation and the low number of birth among his nation, God ordered them to eat eggs and they followed the order of God and their generation multiplied.”
AL-Kafi, vol.6, p.325
by NICKI WOLF
(Nicki Wolf has been writing health and human interest articles since 1986. Her work has been published at various cooking and nutrition websites. Wolf has an extensive background in medical/nutrition writing and online content development in the nonprofit arena. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Temple University.)
Fertility can suffer due to a number of reasons, but swallowing raw eggs might offer benefits if you have trouble conceiving a baby. Raw eggs are a good source of selenium, a mineral that might improve the quality of sperm. A large raw egg has 15.3 mcg of selenium; adults need 55 mcg of this mineral each day. Raw eggs also might benefit male fertility thanks to the vitamin B-12 — the University of Maryland Medical Center website cites weak research on the positive influence of vitamin B-12 on sperm motility. One large egg contains 0.4 mcg of this vitamin; your body requires 2.4 mcg daily.
Improves Fetal Health
While eating raw eggs during pregnancy is not recommended due to food poisoning risk, doing so might help protect fetal health. Raw eggs are sources of folate and vitamin B-12, both of which protect against neural tube birth defects. One large egg contains 24 mcg and 0.4 mcg of these nutrients, respectively. Pregnant women require 600 mcg of folate and 2.6 mcg of vitamin B-12 daily. If you consume raw eggs while you are pregnant, seek out pasteurized eggs, which reduce your risk of problems.
By Zita West (Zita West
Clinic Director & Fertility Consultant
Leading fertility and pregnancy expert Zita West is a practicing midwife, acupuncturist, nutritional advisor and author of ten fertility and pregnancy books. She is acknowledged as one of Europe’s leading experts on how we can improve our prospects at each key stage of the reproductive process through natural means or, if necessary, through medical intervention.
Zita has been involved in fertility now for over 30 years and over that time thousands of couples have come to her for advice on how to get into optimum shape – physiologically, nutritionally and emotionally – for all the vital stages of childbirth from pre-conception to conception, pregnancy and the months immediately after birth.)
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What nutrients do healthy sperm need?
The health of the sperm begins with the health of the semen, which contains 22 different nutrients and is rich in minerals – notably calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc, and vitamins B12 and C.
Every man should ensure his diet provides a good intake of these vital nutrients.
Proteins contain amino acids that are essential building blocks for sperm (protein is also an excellent fuel source).