Changing one's diet may help improve fertility, according
to Sarah Dobbyn, a nutritionist and author of The Fertility Diet.
"Huge amounts of money are being spent on assisted
conception techniques by hopeful couples who do not know that alcoholic and
caffeinated beverages are liquid contraceptives, sweeteners can prevent
ovulation and seemingly innocent foods such as peas, rhubarb and soya all
inhibit fertility," said Miss Dobbyn.
She says that women must shun alcohol, caffeinated
drinks, peas and rhubarb. There is no place for smoking, artificial sweeteners
and even soya.
However beans, pulses, organic herbs, spices and nuts are
to be consumed in plenty. Whenever possible fruits and vegetables must be
consumed raw so as to balance the hormones in the body.
"It is a pain to
give up caffeine, it is a pain to give up wine, but won't it be worth it when
you have your own baby?" Miss Dobbyn said.