Yes, according to personal trainer Tracey Kiss. The single mother-of-two attributes her excellent health and never catching a cold or the flu to adding a spoonful of sperm to her morning smoothie. This comes after rumours that a class teaching people how to cook with semen was due to launch in London recently. Is sperm really entering into our diets? And is it the superfood that some claim it to be?
Former model Kiss told The Sun that adding a spoonful of her best friend’s sperm to her smoothies has improved her immune system and protects her from getting ill. She combines the male ejaculate with fruits, seeds and almond or coconut milk and admits it tastes pretty good. She even doesn’t mind drinking the stuff straight.
Although Kiss isn’t a medical or nutritional professional, she is convinced semen has improved her health. She told The Sun: “I’d been feeling run down and had no energy, but now I’m full of beans and my mood has improved. It can taste really good – depending on what my friend has been eating. My other mates think I’m strange, but I don’t give a toss.”
The 29-year-old asked her single male friend to start donating his sperm and now he comes round with a fresh tub three times a week. “I know he’s healthy, doesn’t smoke, drink or do drugs and I made him have an STI check,” she said.
“If he’s eaten something particularly pungent like asparagus, I ask him to give me a heads up so I know not to drink it neat,” she said. “Things like pineapple and peppermint make it taste better, but I’ll happily take it straight off a spoon usually.”
“When I first approached him, he was concerned I’d use it to impregnate myself. But once I’d convinced him it was for my beauty regime he agreed – after all, he has a regular supply at hand!” she continued. Initially Tracy started incorporating sperm into her routine as a beauty product. Her beautician advised her to combine sperm and egg whites to help soothe her rosacea.
Is Tracey onto something? Should we all be reaping the benefits of a tablespoon of sperm each day? Experts have identified that semen contains vitamin C and zinc, both of which help to support your immune system. But the amounts of these nutrients are far to low to be beneficial, dietician Alissa Rumsey explained to Prevention. It’s very likely that the other healthy ingredients in the smoothie are preventing Kiss from catching a cold, rather than the sperm.
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The Sun’s Dr Carol Cooper advised strongly against adding sperm to your diet. “There’s no scientific evidence whatsoever that drinking sperm will stop flu,” she said. “Plus, depending on where the semen comes from, you could be at risk of catching viruses including HIV and Ziku.
Dr Sarah Jarvis added, “There is absolutely no nutritional value to semen. A better way for vegans to get extra protein would be through foods like nuts.”