The Fertility Diet

Here are some tips from an article in Harvard Health Publications – based on an excerpt from the book The Fertility Diet by Chavarro, Willett & Skerrett.

The good news? It is sound nutritional advice, in line with basic Chinese medicine recommendations and also in line with other health approaches such as various anti-cancer and anti-ageing diets.


Avoid trans fats

Use more unsaturated vegetable oils

Replace meat with vegetable protein

Use whole-food carbs

Avoid skim milk (if using milk, use whole milk)

Take a multi-vitamin, including folate

Use plants for iron intakeĀ 

Drink more water (and no soft drinks)

Aim for BMI of 20-24 for body weight

Maintain moderate exercise