Mediterranean Diet Make Women More Fertile
The women who followed the Mediterranean-style diet tend to have better levels of fertility. This means they eat more vegetables, fruits, fish, and Cereal intact.
In the health world, the Mediterranean diet is highly recommended because it proved to keep the disease. Call it the disease of diabetes, heart disease, or obesity.
A recent study conducted by researchers from Spain found a link between this diet with levels of fertility. The study was conducted on 500 women who have difficulty conceiving and more than 1,600 women with the same age but already has at least one child.
Based on a list of questions asked, the researchers measured how closely the diet of the respondents with a Western-style food or Mediterranean.
Western diets are generally full of meat, fast food, dairy products, potatoes, Cereal incomplete and food and beverages that contain sugar.
In women who have a Mediterranean diet, only 17 percent reported trouble getting pregnant. Meanwhile, women whose diets rather close to the Mediterranean diet, there are 26 percent who face fertility problems.
Mediterranean diet, according to Dr.Estefania Toledo, researchers who conducted this research, provide a protective effect against resistensiinsulin and type 2 diabetes.
"Insulin resistance means the body's cells can not absorb sugar from the blood circulation. We also found a link between these conditions with ovulation," he said.
He explains, insulin has other functions in the body. "Insulin also regulates the amount of hormones, including exactly how many hormones that are necessary for the release of eggs," he said.
Mediterranean diet, according to him contains nutrients that help the body cleanse sugar from the blood circulation so the body does not require a lot of insulin to do so. "It makes the body more easily maintain the balance of reproductive hormones," he said.
For women who are still in the productive age and planning to become pregnant, there is no harm in adopting this diet. But women who did have problems with their reproductive organs, there are no data that says this diet could increase the chances of pregnancy.[kompas.com]