By SpermCenter - Posted on June 14th, 2011
Tue, 2011-06-14 23:00 | SpermCenter
We feel this question from the health section of Boston.com is a particularly good one in lieu of a lot of news lately about different foods and their affect on fertility, so we thought it might be a good topic to mention.
Believe it or not, the scientific community knows more about how livestock animals' fertility is affected by what they eat than it does about humans and how our diets affect our fertility. Relatively few studies have centered on how what we eat affects our chances of conception. Thus far, the evidence supports eating well (and helathily) for good reproductive health.
Here is a brief excerpt from the article:
"A small study in the Netherlands, published in March, found that couples undergoing fertility treatments were more likely to conceive if the woman followed a Mediterranean diet, which emphasizes vegetables, vegetable oils, and fish. Chavarro says that getting enough iron and folic acid also seems to be important for fertility. Women can get adequate levels of both by taking a daily prenatal vitamin. Less is known about diet and male infertility, but a handful of studies have found that folic acid is also important for sperm quality in men (Courtney Humphries, Boston.com, 3/12/2010)."