Why is Diet Important?

 
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Why is Diet Important?

Today's diet contains a lot of convenience foods and refined foods that have been robbed of essential nutrients during the manufacturing process. Modern farming methods also strip the soil of its natural goodness, meaning that fresh meat and vegetables, for example, do not contain the amount of minerals and vitamins that they should. Also if you have been dieting for years your body could be deficient in a number of minerals and vitamins, which, combined with all the additives, preservatives and pesticides in food, will compromise your ability to conceive.

 

 

Why is Diet Important? (continued)

The human body needs high quality nutrition to produce healthy eggs or sperm.

A survey conducted in 1995 by a National Food Survey discovered that that the average person in Britain was deficient in 6 out of the 8 vitamins and minerals they looked at. Fewer than 1 in 10 people received the RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) for zinc, which is the most important mineral for both male and female reproductive health.

At the Natural Fertility Centre we therefore recommend a program of supplements specifically chosen to increase fertility (we use the Dr Marilyn Glenville range of products) and an organic diet rich in complex carbohydrates, essential fats (nuts, seeds and oily fish) and high fibre foods (fruit, whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds.

For more information about diet and nutrition and how it relates to fertility, see the Foresight website: www.foresight-preconception.org.uk

 

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