Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Eat these foods to boost fertility

Fertility treatment should not be limited to expensive surgeries and exposure to drills and tests with sophisticated high-tech equipment. There are common everyday foods that are potent in boosting fertility. Though it may sound like some fairy tale, eating these fertility boosting foods does perform unbelievable wonders.

Researchers at Harvard School of Public Health recently discovered that women who eat foods that are rich in trans fats, carbohydrates, as well as animal protein are prone to having ovulatory disorder, which has been linked with infertility in 20 per cent of women seeking pregnancy. The researchers, therefore, recommended that making adjustment in diet and style of living could help prevent most cases of infertility.

Although these findings are about women who have ovulation related problems, it is believed that they can provide all women faced with infertility challenges more options to try out in their quest for solution to infertility. The following constitute such dietary adjustments:

Swap your protein source
Switch from animal protein such as chicken, beef, pork, etc. to vegetable protein such as nuts and cooked dry beans

. It has been found that the risk of ovulatory infertility drops by more than a half when all calories taken into the system come from vegetable protein rather than animal protein.

Consume more of high fat dairy
Research findings have also proved that intake of more low-fat dairy increases the risk of ovulatory infertility. This, of course, does not encourage high consumption of stuff like ice cream. It rather means that replacing a low-fat serving per day with a high-fat serving, like a glass of whole milk, will do the job.

Take vitamin supplements

The research proved that women who took iron supplements and multivitamins with folic acid regularly had less ovulatory infertility problems.