Experts have discovered a new food that could improve your chances of getting pregnant.
From oysters to dark chocolate, there are lots of foods that experts suggest could boost your fertility. And now another one has been unveiled:
Scientists from the University of Adelaide in Australia have found that a natural antioxidant in the nut, called selenium, could help women get pregnant.
The study’s researchers found that selenium helps keep ovarian follicles healthy, which are responsible for producing eggs. They discovered that larger levels of the element is inside healthier ovaries, suggesting that if women up their intake of selenium then they have a better chance of getting pregnant.
Other foods, such as red meats, mushrooms and seafood, contain some levels of selenium– but Brazil nuts have the highest amount.
‘We've known for some time that selenium is important to men's fertility, but until now no one has researched how this element could be involved in healthy reproduction in women,’ says Melanie Ceko, the study’s lead researcher.
Better start stocking up on those big Christmas boxes of chocolate-covered Brazil nuts…
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