Link: High-Fat Dairy Products Linked to Improved Fertility
An interesting new study has determined that women that are trying to conceive may improve their chances by drinking whole fat milk and eating ice cream.
Why didn't we all know about this sooner? Gosh, if all I needed to do was eat more ice cream, I would have bought Moose Tracks by the case!
What I did learn over time through my miscarriages is that I needed to eat more healthy fat and not have such a lean diet. During my 20s, I prided myself in "eating well," and that consisted of a light breakfast of wheat toast and juice, a light lunch like a salad, and a light dinner of steamed veggies and brown rice. Little did I know I was starving my body of the fats it needed to be "baby-ready."
Apparently, women following diets that include low-fat dairy products are actually reducing their chances of conceiving.
In my 30s, I began eating meats again, tried to eat organic, but it wasn't until my late 30s that I began eating more fats. Not that I ever ate fat-free (probably one of the most toxic things you can eat), but I could have a pint of ice cream in the freezer for months and only eat a spoonful or two at a time.
When I was pregnant, I found myself gravitating more and more to ice cream, and now I believe what they say about pregnancy cravings being your body's way of telling you what you need to maintain your pregnancy. I didn't fight it. Eventually, I was eating a bowl of ice cream every night starting around my 4th month.
I have many theories why this particular pregnancy resulted in a healthy baby girl. Maybe it was the extra progesterone. Maybe it was the baby aspirin. Maybe it was the Lovenox. Maybe it was the Corona I drank in the 1st trimester. Maybe it was the luck of the draw.
Or maybe, just maybe, it was the ice cream!