Women Who Eat Very Little Fruit Find It Harder To Get Pregnant
A new article has just been published on CNN:
It references a study from the journal of Human Reproduction and states:
“Those who ate fruit less than three times a month took half a month longer to become pregnant than those who ate fruit three or more times a day in the month before conception. Similarly, women who consumed fast food four or more times a week took nearly a month longer than the women who ate several portions of fruit a day.”
It goes on to say:
“When the researchers looked at the effects of diet on infertility, they found that in women with the lowest intake of fruit, the risk of infertility increased from 8% to 12%, and in those who ate fast food four or more times a week, the risk of infertility increased from 8% to 16%.”
However, they did not study the impact of the father’s diet:
“An admitted weakness of the study, the researchers noted, was that they did not collect dietary information from the fathers.
“A recent review on male diet and fertility markers indicated that higher intake of fruits and vegetables was associated with increased sperm motility whereas a higher intake of fat-rich foods and sweets may decrease semen quality,” Grieger and her co-authors wrote.”
So there you have it. More reasons to eat more fruit!