This key ingredient in tomatoes improves sperm quality and ability to swim faster, just three months after eating the equivalent of two tablespoons of tomato paste per day.
This is what scientists discovered after a study on tomatoes.
The researchers put lycopene in pills, and asked men to take it twice a day, where the amount of lycopene equivalent to five cans of cooked tomatoes, making the pills the best way to consume this substance compared to diet.
The results revealed that eating tomatoes and key ingredients improves the shape of sperm, size and ability to swim, which may give men a better chance of reproduction.
The study involved 56 healthy men between the ages of 19 and 30, more than half of whom had poor sperm quality.
After 12 weeks of trials, men who took lycopene had a 40% improvement in sperm quality and ability to swim faster.
Sperm size has doubled and its shape improved considerably, giving a better chance of having a baby.