TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Focus on health reproduction it’s not just about having a baby. In fact, many holistic lessons for supporting reproduction are important for overall well-being.
Even if you don’t follow a Mediterranean diet, Swan recommends adding more plants to your plate at the very least. In addition, “Eat more fruit and vegetables organic ones really help,” he notes, as these tend to be free of pesticides and hormone-disrupting chemicals — though, science is still very limited when it comes to correlations.
One study found that eating fruits and vegetables with low to moderate pesticide residues was associated with higher total sperm counts and sperm concentrations, and many experts anecdotally recommend organic produce to support hormonal health.* But again, we need more hard data. .
For now, maybe focus on filling your plate with the most delicious and varied variety of fruits and vegetables you can get your hands on. When it comes to supporting reproductive health, you can’t go wrong by adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet. According to Swan, the Mediterranean diet may have some special benefits — as well as organic produce — but at the very least, a balanced plate filled with plants should work. This is advice you’ve probably heard once or twice to optimize your overall well-being—given that your reproductive health and overall health may be closely linked, she adds.
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