The Fertility Diet That Will Help With Pregnancy And Weight Loss

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Falling pregnant can be a difficult task, which is why there are several pro-fertility methods to help make it a little easier.

Fertility diets are making a comeback with an additional bonus of promising weight loss.

According to CNN Health, Havard researchers, Dr Jorge Chavarro and Dr Walter Willett from Havard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, reviewed over 18000 diets of women whom were trying to fall pregnant.

They ultimately concluded that maintaining a healthy diet does in fact play a major role in improving fertility for women with ovulation-related infertility issues. 

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Not only is it less invasive but it’s also a lot less expensive.

Author of the book The Try Game, Get Through Fertility Treatment and Get Pregnant Without Losing Your Mind told Instyle that in terms of the popularity of a fertility diet, “if you can do it in a more natural way, or help the process go faster by doing something in your control, then that’s really appealing.” 

What does a fertility diet look like?

A fertility diet consists of loading up on healthy unsaturated fats such as avocados, olives and peanuts , colourful fruits and vegetables and lastly lean proteins including fish, chicken and pork – all trimmed of fat.

These types of foods contain folic acids, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin B12 which are all essential nutrients that have been proven to have a positive impact on fertility rates.

Can a fertility diet encourage weight loss?

This particular diet can also naturally aid with weight loss as the rigid regime cuts out most saturated fats and carbohydrates.

It is also well-regarded due to its placement as one of the top 5 easiest diets to follow according to U.S. News’s review.

In most cases, it is actually the weight loss from the diet that helps reduce infertility rates.

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A healthy diet does in fact play a major role in improving fertility for women with ovulation-related infertility issues.

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Dr Simone Campbell, a fertility specialist from the Fertility Centre in Brisbane told 12WBT that, “sometimes, even a 5 percent body-weight loss in women who are overweight and not ovulating, will get them to ovulate again.”

Each individual’s body works differently so it is highly recommended to have a “preconception” visit with a GP to review how to optimise the chances of having a baby.

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Anisha Rapthi

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Anisha's perfect Friday night consists of playing boardgames and sharing a laugh with her nearest and dearest while devouring some Messina ice-cream. She is passionate about learning from empowering women and can usually be found listening to podcasts, watching videos or reading articles, obsessing over whoever the latest ally is. Like most millennials, her favourite way to wind-down is to grab a yummy snack and binge-watch her favourite Netflix series.

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