The Fertility Diet: Groundbreaking Research Reveals Natural Ways to Boost Ovulation and Improve Your Chances of Getting Pregnant

The Fertility Diet: Groundbreaking Research Reveals Natural Ways to Boost Ovulation and Improve Your Chances of Getting Pregnant

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by Jorge Chavarro, Walter Willett, Patrick Skerrett
     
 

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Eat your way to better fertility

For some couples, getting pregnant is easy; for others, it is a slow, sometimes frustrating process. Many couples turn to high-tech infertility treatments, but these are invasive, expensive, and can have negative side effects. What's more, they lead to pregnancy only about one-quarter of the time. Now, thanks to the

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Eat your way to better fertility

For some couples, getting pregnant is easy; for others, it is a slow, sometimes frustrating process. Many couples turn to high-tech infertility treatments, but these are invasive, expensive, and can have negative side effects. What's more, they lead to pregnancy only about one-quarter of the time. Now, thanks to the groundbreaking research laid out in The Fertility Diet, there's another option: your diet, physical activity, and other lifestyle choices can increase your chances of getting pregnant. As explained in this book, important new findings from the landmark Nurses' Health Study shows that ten simple diet and lifestyle changes can improve fertility:

  1. Avoiding trans fats
  2. Using unsaturated vegetable oils
  3. Eating fertility-boosting vegetable protein such as nuts and beans
  4. Getting iron from fruits, veggies, beans, and supplements
  5. Choosing whole grains such as oatmeal and popcorn
  6. Having a glass of whole milk or other full-fat dairy product every day
  7. Taking a multivitamin with folic acid
  8. Drinking coffee, tea, and alcohol in moderation and avoiding sugary sodas
  9. Aiming for a healthy weight
  10. Exercising

The Fertility Diet is the first book to reveal the exciting findings of the Nurses' Health Study, which examined the effect of diet on fertility among thousands of female nurses. In plain language, two of the study's lead researchers explain why and how these ten lifestyle changes affect fertility while offering tips to put them into practice. Best of all, these tips will also help keep you healthy for the rest of your life.

Get pregnant--naturally!

It's common knowledge that diet and exercise have profound effects on your health. Can they affect your ability to get pregnant, too? Startling new research from the landmark Nurses' Health Study shows that is precisely the case. In fact, women in the study who followed three or four of the recommendations suggested in The Fertility Diet were 66 percent less likely to have problems conceiving than women who didn't. These suggestions include:

  • Cutting back on red meat and trans fats
  • Getting protein and iron from veggies and nuts
  • Choosing whole-fat milk and ice cream
  • Taking a multivitamin with folic acid and iron
  • Drinking coffee, tea, and alcohol in moderation
  • Losing weight (if needed) and exercising

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071595506
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date:
11/28/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
180,528
File size:
3 MB

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