Hear ye, hear ye...
What you eat and drink has a direct impact on your chances of getting pregnant.
Lo and behold...
A Harvard University study of 340 women showed that drinking more than one sugary drink a day reduces women's chances of having a live birth following IVF by 16%.
Having only one such beverage a day lowers the chances by 12%.
The study found that sugary drinks reduce the number, maturity and fertilization prospects of eggs, as well as reducing the amount of high-quality embryos, during IVF.
Previous research suggests sugar stimulates the release of stress hormones that affect the health of the reproductive system. Eggs and embryos may also fail to thrive in high blood glucose environments.
In my experience, sugary drinks will be just as harmful if you're trying to conceive naturally, especially if you're over 40 or have been diagnosed with poor egg quality.
So what CAN you drink?
My Fertility Top10 informs you about some of the best beverages to improve egg quality. Making these changes aren't difficult but you do need to know which ones give you the most bang for your buck and get you to your goal of having a healthy baby quickly.
Gulp it here: http://zenfertility.com/top10
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