Is semen the new super food?
With all the crazy information out there about semen, I knew it was only a matter of time before it was deemed a "super food". The fluids have been used in the past for beauty and in recipes (yep, I wish I was kidding) and now its made many question if there is some nutritional benefit to it.
This can be a hard pill to swallow for some, but here is the REAL truth behind semen and it's value to your health.
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In the past we've mentioned how semen can reduce depression in women and stave off preeclampsia in pregnant women, among other benefits. Even though it can do great things to our bodies, is semen really a super food?
Semen consists of fructose, fatty acids, and proteins after it passes through the glands and ducts in the man's system. While most people think that semen is made up mainly of sperm, the truth is only one percent of it is sperm. The rest of it is composed of vitamins and minerals such as calcium, Vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, and sodium to name a few.
Normally a teaspoonful of semen is released during ejaculation and contains between five to 25 calories per serving. Before you go off and start adding semen to your daily diet, I think its evident that semen alone won't give you enough of the nutritional benefits you may need. If you think about it, you'd need A LOT of semen to even meet those daily requirements!
Although I'm sure a majority of women are glad that they won't have to replace their daily multivitamin with semen, it's still interesting stuff to know about. I mean there has been proof that it has positive effects on women's bodies, therefore don't be quick to eliminate it either!
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