According to a recent study, infrequent fruit consumption is associated with difficult pregnancies.
Conversely, daily consumption of fruit can shorten the conception period by an average of about two weeks, researchers in the journal Human Reproduction reported .
"These findings show that eating more quality foods, including fruit, improves fertility," said lead researcher Claire Robers, a professor at the University of Adelaide in Australia.
Fruits are a source of many fibers, minerals - such as calcium and potassium, and a number of other nutrients. However, they disappear when subjected to heat treatment. For example, jams and jams are made from fresh fruit, but the amount of vitamins in them is minimal. The large amount of sugar in them makes them high in energy. Industrial ones are also likely to contain preservatives.
Each fruit contains a specific set and amount of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, so the variety in their consumption is important. For example, strawberries, kiwis, oranges, grapefruits, lemons and papayas are good sources of vitamin C , which should be present in our menu every day. Pineapples are rich in manganese - a mineral that plays a key role in the production of various reproductive hormones . Most contain mostly carbohydrates and small amounts of protein and fat. There are exceptions, such as avocados.
Because earlier research focused primarily on the nutrition of women diagnosed with infertility treatments to aggravate them, Robers and her colleagues in Australia, Britain and New Zealand came together to collect data through midwifery questionnaires between 2004. and 2011 in all three countries.
The detailed answers given by nearly 5,600 women in the early stages of pregnancy focused on what they ate in the months before conception.
The results reported potentially adverse effects on female fertility-avoiding fertility.
Excessive consumption of high-calorie and harmful foods also affects difficult conception.
"We recommend that women who are planning a pregnancy adjust their diet to the recommendations of national experts and experts," said Jessica Grieger, lead author of the study at the University of Adelaide.