Nutritional Recommendations in IVF Treatment
Gynecology, Obstetrics and IVF Specialist Op.Dr.Numan Bayazıt gave important information on the subject. Since the reproductive systems are also a part of our body, they are affected by our general health and the foods we eat. The fact that many of today’s foods have been genetically modified, vegetables and fruits are contaminated with hormones and pesticides, we can easily access products rich in carbohydrates and harmful fats, which we can define as junk food, and we act less negatively affect our health, and obesity is becoming more and more common. All of these cause not only diseases such as blood pressure and diabetes, but also hormonal disorders, ultimately negatively affecting reproductive health.
So what should we do? Actually, the answer is simple: A balanced diet and plenty of exercise. Eating a balanced diet means getting the nutrients our body needs in the required amount. It is necessary to eat a wide range of natural things, which people have a habit of eating, in a balanced and appropriate amount. Thus, we get the energy, vitamins and proteins necessary for our body and reproductive functions.
If we make the following foods sexy percent of our meals, occasional mischief will not do any harm.
- Vegetables and fruits: They are rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber.
- Proteins: Lean meat, poultry, seafood, eggs, legumes, nuts such as nuts, peanuts, almonds.
- Whole grain breads and other unprocessed grains.
- Milk and milk products.
There is no magic food that will facilitate fertility, but it is appropriate to give special attention to vegetables, fish and legumes, because they are neglected today due to the availability of pastries and fast food. Ideally, one-fourth of a meal consists of lean meat, one-fourth of whole grains and legumes, and one-fourth of vegetables and fruits. It is also important to emphasize the importance of eating regularly. Skipping meals can cause feelings of hunger and overeating later on.
Being overweight or underweight causes an imbalance in a woman’s hormones and a disruption in ovulation. Some women may fail to lose or gain weight no matter how hard they try. It would be right for them to consult an endocrine doctor and dietitian.
Losing weight is especially important for those with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Sometimes just losing weight can solve their problems. Because this problem is often linked to insulin resistance, those with PCOS should avoid sweets and pastries.
Women with endometriosis should focus on fruit, vegetables, fish and dairy products; It would be appropriate to stay away from red meat, fatty foods and alcohol.
Every couple starting treatment should quit harmful habits such as smoking and alcohol.