Nutrition can influence female fertility, potentially improving rates of successful in vitro fertilization and natural pregnancy. New evidence shows that a plant-based diet may be the most advantageous for reproductive health. A diet high in carbohydrates and rich in whole grains increased rates of pregnancy and live birth, according to a new review of studies published in Reproductive Toxicology. Soy products improved pregnancy outcomes, while animal protein was linked to ovulatory disorders. These findings suggest strong benefits of a plant-based diet for reproductive health, though more research is needed to confirm these findings.
Budani M, Tiboni GM. Nutrition, female fertility and in vitro fertilization outcomes. Reprod Toxicol. 2023;118:108370. doi:10.1016/j.reprotox.2023.108370