Thirty per cent of infertility is due to two extremes, being overweight or underweight according to the National Infertility Association in the United States.
Experts say reducing extra weight by even 5% can enhance fertility.
Creating healthy eating habits and being your ideal weight is a good first step for women who are looking to conceive.
A healthy diet and lifestyle will potentially help with fertility but will also influence the baby’s health and well-being, intelligence and reduce the risk of complications during pregnancy.
A recent study has shown that following a Mediterranean diet boosts your odds of having a baby.
Let’s not leave men out of the baby making process. Male obesity may affect fertility by altering testosterone and other hormone levels. Men who would like to have a baby also have a responsibility to maintain a healthy body weight and consume a healthy, nutritious diet.
Approximately 40% of infertility issues are attributed to men, according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. — AFP Relaxnews
Barbara is a qualified nutritionist offering Health, Nutrition & Lifestyle Counseling. She gives Healthy weight loss advice and promotes the Mediterranean diet. She is the author of the Med Life Diet - creating healthy lifestyle habits and attitudes for life !