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  2. Apr 14, 2023

High-Carbohydrate Diet, Whole Grains, and Soy Products Improve Fertility and Pregnancy

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 

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