How to boost fertility: Expert shares four foods that may help to enhance fertility – Daily Express

Kate Davies, an independent fertility nurse consultant, beamed: "One of the pleasures of Christmas is to be able to enjoy all the wonderful food on offer... [and] some foods that may actually help to boost fertility." Davies elaborated: "Nuts are plentiful this time of year, and as well as being a fabulous protein source, there is much documented about the benefits of walnuts on sperm health." Research published in the peer-reviewed journal, Current Developments in Nutrition, stated walnuts improve "sperm motility and morphology".

Another fertility-boosting food to enjoy is cranberry sauce (great alongside turkey), which is packed with vitamin C, E, K1 and manganese.

"Enjoy lashings of homemade cranberry sauce with your turkey, as cranberries have high antioxidant capacity," Davies emphasised.

Sprouts are also considered a fertility booster as they are rich in folate.

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust said: "Folic acid [a synthetic form of folate] is very important to take as it can help prevent neural tube defects, such as spina bifida.

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Another fertility-boosting food to enjoy is cranberry sauce (great alongside turkey), which is packed with vitamin C, E, K1 and manganese.

"Enjoy lashings of homemade cranberry sauce with your turkey, as cranberries have high antioxidant capacity," Davies emphasised.

Sprouts are also considered a fertility booster as they are rich in folate.

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust said: "Folic acid [a synthetic form of folate] is very important to take as it can help prevent neural tube defects, such as spina bifida.

While these foods may help to boost the chance of pregnancy, there is one Christmas indulgence that should be off the menu.

Davies said: "The Chief Medical Officers for the United Kingdom recommend that all women who are trying to conceive should not drink alcohol at all.

"There is well-documented research into the risks of alcohol consumption on the health of the unborn child.

"And as the majority of women wont be aware that they have conceived straight away, its best to avoid alcohol completely."

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