Nutritionist Fred Amese has revealed on my health Segment of the 3FM’s Sunrise show that protein and fiber foods like beans, which is popularly called gobe; roasted groundnut and maize, tiger nuts, cocoyam leave sauce “kontomire” and dark chocolates enhance the production of quality sperms and release of viable eggs.
He explained that these meals aid the vibrance of the male and female hormones and in effect, hasten reproduction by developing quality sperm and eggs. “For what to eat to get quality sperm and ovaries, ‘gobe’ (beans) is number one, with palm oil, garnished with plantain. It is very rich in protein and fiber, and all foods with fiber give good sperm quality. If you look at the nutritional composition, carbohydrate is also very included” the nutritionist said.
He expounded that the micro-nutrients contained in ‘gobe’ ensure the course of reproduction which a lot of people disregard. However, the deficiency of these micro-nutrients is termed as “hidden hunger” because their effects are not very visible and alarming.
“In this country, we have what we call ‘hidden hunger’ and that is micro-nutrient deficiency where people are eating normally, but because the meals are not balanced, they are not meeting their nutritional needs, so the body is hungry even though they are satisfied.”
Mr. Amese also mentioned that the nutritional value of kontomire promotes good sperm and egg production hence urges its consumption but should be cooked appropriately thus, not over-boiled in order to sustain its nutritional value.
“Kontomire gives good sperm quality, but you need to prepare it in a way that you don’t destroy the nutrients, do not overcook it, just let a little heat cook it, take it out and grind it” Nutritionist Fred Amese has further advised young men to desist from wearing tight underwears as it is detrimental to sperm production and release. He has explained that there is a certain temperature that the sperm needs to thrive and tampering with the optimum temperature suitable for its production creates adversity to its productivity.
“The body is structured such that, it needs an optimum temperature for sperm production that is why nature in its own wisdom created a sack outwardly to contain the testicles so if you notice, when the weather is very cold the scrotum shrinks towards the body so that it will absorb heat from the body so if you’re wearing underwear which constantly shifting your testicles towards your body, it reacts to it by slowing down the sperm production process and consequently reducing sperm count” he admonished
By Janet Quayson|3news.com|Ghana