Health Tip of the Week, sponsored by Baton Rouge General: Can food affect fertility?

    Absolutely. When you eat the right types of food you’re delivering key nutrients necessary for conception and pregnancy to your body. So what are the right foods? If you’re dealing with infertility issues, eating a diet favoring foods high in healthy fats like avocado, nuts, seeds, olive oil, fruits, vegetables, and fatty fish is shown to improve fertility in both women and men. On the flip side, processed foods and sugar are associated with poorer fertility outcomes in men and women. So skip the sugary soft drinks, stay away from fried foods, choose lean meats and poultry, and eat a variety of fruits and vegetables.

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