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The fertility diet

I'm trying to get pregnant. What can I do to increase my chances of conceiving?

I'm trying to get pregnant. What can I do to increase my chances of conceiving?

Iíve got some of the best medical news youíve heard in a long time. If you want to get pregnant, eating high fat dairy foods may help. Iím Dr. Jorge Chavarro, author of the fertility diet. My research at Harvard shows that diet plays a major role in fertility. Whole milk dairy products, including ice cream, reduce the odds of experiencing infertility. It appears that dairy fat or some substance traveling along with dairy fat improves ovulation. So if youíre one of those women who always has skim milk and fat free ice cream, let yourself splurge for a few months while trying to conceive. And there are other things you can do. Stay away from trans fats. The same fats you hear about being bad for your heart have also been linked to infertility. You should also be getting most of your carbs from whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. And try to get most of your protein from vegetable sources rather than red meat, and from 2 servings of nuts and beans a day. Along with taking a good prenatal vitamin, these simple dietary changes will help you conceive and set a stage for healthy pregnancy. From Harvard, I wish you good health.

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