Diet for IVF

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Diet

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We are all different not just in our outer physique, but also in our internal health status. Some people like cold environments while others are averse to cold. This is not to say we all need special meals planed for our needs but the general rule of thumb is to opt for the healthier choice.

Organic will be great if we can afford it long term, else, stick to wiser cooking methods to retain maximum nutrients and get the best out of it. Go for meats that are non hormonally injected as this can in turn affect our own hormonal levels.

A study done by the Harvard School of Public Health actually found that food high in mono unsaturated fats – including olive oil, sunflower oil, nuts, seeds and avocados – may significantly raise IVF success rates for those who consume a lot of it. But for those who ate more saturated fat – as found in butter and red meat, for example – fertility treatment was less successful.

Optimum nutrition for IVF patients is crucial throughout the journey, a balanced range of quality, natural foods is a good starting point. Throw in some folic-acid foods for good measure. Folic acid is a B vitamin that helps  prevent birth defects. If you wish to takes supplement as part of pre-IVF preparations, vitamin Cs, vitamin Es and Omega-3s are your best bet.

References:

  • European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology. “A high intake of certain dietary fats associated with lower live birth rates in IVF.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 3 July 2012.
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Informational content on this website was created by Soma Clinic, which provides natural and hands-on support for women going through IVF cycles, as well as other related therapies for women's reproductive health.