If you are a fan of seafood but are also eager to have a baby, Harvard researchers have great news. They have discovered that people who enjoy this type of food tend to have a more intense sex life. Therefore, those couples who have romantic seafood dinners have more chances of having a baby than others.
Seafood increases the chances of pregnancy
Some people might have a hard time when they are trying to get pregnant, so finding ‘incentives’ can really be great. This way, researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health explored the links between pregnancy and, interestingly, seafood. It turns out this food increases the sex drive in people, thus increasing their chances to conceive.
For the study, researchers selected 500 couples and looked at their seafood-eating habits. Afterwards, they analyzed the incidence of pregnancies among them. One year after they started the study, they returned for further observations.
This way, they observed 92 percent of the couples who consumed more than two times a week seafood were pregnant one year later. In contrast, only 79 percent of those who ate it more rarely could conceive. This way, researchers realized eating fish and other marine animals can be beneficial for reproduction.
Eating fish has many other benefits on the reproductive system
It turns out seafood increases one’s sex drive and reduces the waiting time until one gets pregnant. Therefore, researchers advise everyone who is trying to have a baby to eat at least two servings of the meal per week. These findings became more evident after participants recorded both their diets and the frequency of their sexual acts.
However, seafood doesn’t contribute to pregnancy only through a higher libido. The meal might also have some beneficial effects on the quality of sperm and ovules, and in the end, on the well-being of the baby. It is rich in all kinds of nutrients which promote a healthy development for the embryo. The study in question was published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
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