Fertility issues are a major concern for modern couples, especially given the hectic lifestyles we live and the uneven attention we give to our diet, sleep and exercise. But there is a lot of scientific research that you can refer to to increase your chances of conceiving.
A recent study by The Endocrine Society shows that a seafood-rich diet can do wonders for your libido. And couples who eat more seafood are more prone to sexual intercourse and become pregnant faster than other couples who want to get pregnant.
Seafood is also an important source of protein and other nutrients for women who may / become pregnant, but concerns about mercury has caused some women to get pregnant while avoiding fish. And it's good for your brain, too. According to a study by researchers from the University Medical Center and Wageningen University in the Netherlands, seafood consumption once a week can reduce age-related memory loss.
Eating seafood can increase sexual activity and increase the chances of conception.
What the study says
"Our study suggests that seafood may have multiple reproductive benefits, including shorter time to pregnancy and more frequent sexual activity," said Audrey Gaskins, one of the authors of the study. "Our study found that couples consuming more than two servings of seafood per week have a significantly higher frequency of sexual intercourse and a shorter time to pregnancy."
The researchers found that 92% of couples eating seafood more than twice a week were pregnant at the end of a year, compared with 79% of couples who consume less seafood. However, the connection between seafood and faster time to pregnancy is not known and the researchers believe that semen quality, ovulation or embryo quality might play a role.
Remember that the diet must be followed by both partners. "Our findings underscore the importance of not only the female but also the male diet at the time, and suggest that both partners should include more seafood in their diet for maximum fertility benefit," she said. The study appears in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & amp; Metabolism.
Include fruits and whole grains in your diet to increase fertility.
3 other research-based tips to promote fertility
* Eat fertility food
According to a study by Harvard Medical School, the best fertility eaters are whole grains, healthy fats (19659002 ) * Avoid Junk Food
A study by researchers from Australia, New Britain and New Zealand, published in the journal Human Reproduction, asks people to avoid unhealthy food and eat more fruit. It shows that, when compared to a diet containing three or more pieces daily, an average of two weeks is added to the time needed for conception when absolutely no fruit is present.
* Prevention of Lead Exposure
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University investigated the effects of exposure to lead (in the air and in the topsoil) on fertility in the United States and found that exposure the fertility rate decreased for both women and men
(with contributions from ANI)
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