Olive Oil Diet May Boost Fertility

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Well, you really do learn new stuff every day! Surprising stuff, at that!

You’d never have guessed how important olive oil could be for ensuring fertility. This is what a Daily Mail article said about the issue:

“Olive oil proves to be the key to a new ‘fertility diet’, which is currently being tested in a study involving more than 100 couples undergoing IVF.

The test diet is mostly based on using olive oil for cooking, an olive oil-based spread and a daily supplement drink enriched with Vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids for six weeks as an addition to their normal diet, so not many changes are made.

The effects on fertility will be compared to couples who are on a control diet of sunflower seed oil for cooking, a sunflower oil-based spread and a sham supplement drink.

The team carrying out the trial at the University of Southampton say the diet could increase pregnancy rates by up to 40 per cent, based on previous research that found increased intake of omega-3 polyunsaturated fats contained in olive oil led to faster embryo development after IVF.”

 

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