Getting enough nuts and oats for fertility?

Carolyn Holmes

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) has begun updating its guidance on IVF and the way infertility is assessed and treated, to ensure that everyone who has problems with fertility has access to the best levels of help.

Infertility can be highly distressing affecting at least 20-25% of couples who are of reproductive age. It is worth thinking about diet and lifestyle changes for both partners to maximize success.

Zinc and folic acid are just two of the nutrients vital for healthy sperm production, conception and foetal development.

Zinc can be found in oysters, ginger root, pumpkin seeds, lamb, nuts, eggs, whole wheat, rye, oats, lima beans and green peas.

For folic acid, try endive, beans, lamb’s liver, raspberries, leafy green vegetables, nuts, sprouts, asparagus, sesame seeds, hazelnuts, broccoli, cauliflower, avocados, citrus fruits, beets, wheat germ and lean meat.

For more dietary advice book a consultation with Nutritional Therapist Carolyn Holmes on 07899 954531