What was the study asking?
This study was a review of the latest evidence on how foods, nutrients and supplements impact male and female reproductive function and fertility.
What did they find?
· Male and female fertility is influenced by many modifiable and non-modifiable factors including nutrition.
· Eating a diet comprising mainly of fish, poultry, low GI carbohydrates, whole grains, fruits, vegetables and healthy fats was associated with better fertility in both genders.
· Excessive consumption of alcohol, caffeine or sugar-sweetened drinks was associated with suboptimal reproductive function and fertility.
What is the take-home message?
Dietary intake plays an integral role in creating an environment within the body that promotes egg and sperm health, ovulation, conception and chances of healthy offspring (natural and IVF).