New research shows Mediterranean diet can triple chances of getting pregnant
Women resorting to fertility treatment to conceive should be tucking into foods like olive oil and avocados, as experts reveal a Mediterranean diet can almost triple the chance of IVF success.
New research from the Harvard School of Public Health looked at how different fats can affect the success of IVF treatment and found that those eating lots of the monounsaturated fats found in olive oil, peanuts and fleshy green fruit were most likely to fall pregnant.
In contrast, those eating lots of saturated fat, such as those found in red meats and dairy products are less likely to conceive and has been linked to lower sperm counts too.
It’s not the first time the health benefits of a Mediterranean-style diet has been revealed, as the diet has shown to be effective against heart disease.
Whilst the researchers suggest that the study needs to be replicated with larger numbers before we know how much this will benefit the majority of women, the chief researcher suggests the diet won’t be ‘harmful’ for women wanting to give it a try.
What do you think? Did you change your diet when wanting to get pregnant? How much do you think it really affects your fertility?