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Feed Your Fertility With The New Fertility Diet Guide!

Article by Victoria Winston

For some couples, getting pregnant is quick and easy. For others, things don’t exactly go as planned.

Sometimes, the difficulty is linked to specific physiological issues that require medical treatment. But according to the newly published book, The New Fertility Diet Guide, by best selling authors Niels Lauersen, MD and Colette Bouchez, (Ivy League Press, NY, October 2009), many couples struggling to get pregnant require only small changes in diet and lifestyle to turn their conception odds around.

“Fortunately, for most couples having difficulties getting pregnant, there are no serious medical problems standing in the way, but instead small, even sub-clinical factors in both partners that come together to make conception harder than it has to be,” says co-author Dr. Lauersen.

And, in fact, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine reports that for the overwhelming majority of couples who visit fertility clinics, the diagnosis is “unexplained infertility”, which experts define as ” a constellation” of small factors in both partners that work to block fertility.

And now, The New Fertility Diet asserts there may be way to “unblock” those factors – and the answer may be as close as your dinner plate.

“There is some incredible evidence – solid medical studies – showing that by eating certain foods, combining certain foods, and avoiding other foods, every couple can enhance their fertility and get pregnant faster and easier,” says Lauersen.

Indeed, The New Fertility Diet Guide is based on a diet Lauersen says he created for thousands of his own fertility and obstetrical patients – couples who, he says over the years became living proof that “feeding your fertility” really works!

“I’ve got a wall filled with hundreds of pictures of;miracle babies, many of whom came into this world because their mom and dad believed in the power of nutrition to put them on the road to parenthood,” says Lauersen.

While The New Fertility Diet Guide details that eating plan – along with the latest research on how food effects fertility – based on some of that information Lauersen and Bouchez created this quick quiz to test your fertility food smarts. So sharpen up those # 2 pencils and get ready to discover some surprising fertility food secrets! The answers are at the bottom of the page – but no cheating!

The New Fertilty Diet Guide Feed Your Fertility Quiz

1.Just one of these snack foods can offer a super fertility boost. Is it: A) Peanut butter and crackers B) Potato Chips C) Pop Corn

2.This one dessert has been clinically shown to improve pregnancy odds. Is it: A) Full Fat Ice cream B) Low Fat Ice Cream C) Frozen Yogurt

3.One of these vegetables is bad news for fertility. Is it : A) Carrots B) Peas C) Potatoes

4.One of these fruits has been shown to help regulate ovulation and get reproductive hormones on track. Is it: A) Peaches B) Blueberries C) Apples

5.One of these cooking oils is great for fertility – the other two could be harmful. The good fertility oil is:

A) Canola oil B) Olive Oil C) Corn Oil

6.One of these garnishes can help boost male fertility – and increase sperm count! Is it: A) Pickles B) Onion C) Garlic

7.One of these breakfast cereals will increase your fertility – the other two won’t do a thing to help. The fertility boosting cereal is:

A) Corn flakes B) Fruit Loops C) Cheerios

8.One of these beverages can double your chance for conception in less than a month. Is it:

A) Hot Cocoa B) Cafe Au Lait C) Green Tea

9.Men who drink a cup of this soup 3 times a week give their fertility a super boost. Is it A) Chicken noodle B) Clam Chowder C) Tomato

10.All fish is great for fertility – but one of these fish dishes offers an exceptional fertility boost. Is it

A) Wild Salmon B) Canned Tuna C) Sardines

The New Fertilty Diet Quiz Answers

1.A- Peanut butter and crackers.The Reason: Peanut butter is not only high in protein, which encourages both egg production and ovulation, but peanuts are high in type of plant estrogen that can be particularly helpful for thin women who may be short on this important hormone.

2.A- High Fat Ice CreamThe Reason: In studies conducted by a group of Harvard researchers women who ate high fat dairy products – including whole milk and ice cream – had fewer fertility problems with the ice cream appearing to have protective effects on ovulation.

3.B – Peas The Reason: Studies have shown that a compound found in peas acts like a natural birth control – particularly in men – and can actually reduce pregnancy rates.

4.B- BlueberriesThe Reason: The phytonutrients and natural chemicals found in blueberries was shown in studies to have hormone-balancing properties that impact ovulation.

5.A – Canola OilThe reason: It’s loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, which work in various ways to protect fertility.

6.C- GarlicThe Reason Garlic is loaded with the mineral selenium which is key to the production of healthy sperm!

7.C- Cheerios The Reason: It’s high in fiber which helps control blood sugar and some of the hormones involved in the fertility process. It’s also high in folate – which is essential for fertility – as well as vitamins B6 and B12 which help keep reproductive hormones on track!8.C- Green Tea The Reason: In studies conducted by Kaiser Permanente Health Center women who drank just ½ cup of green tea daily doubled their chances for conception!

9.C- Tomato soup The Reason: It’s loaded with a phytonutrient known as “lycopene” which is necessary to produce healthy hearty sperm that are good swimmers!

10.A – Wild salmon The Reason:It’s loaded with omega-3 fatty acids – great for fertility – plus it’s high in vitamins A and folate – necessary for healthy egg production.

About the Author

Victoria Winston is a healthy living expert and women’s wellness journalist with over 25 years of experience in major media.

 

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