Can Foods Contribute to Infertility?

Are you having a hard time getting pregnant, and have no idea why?  I addressed one possible cause in my post Is Your Wheat Toast To Blame for Infertility? and it’s worth bringing up again.  The New York Times recently put a spotlight on this hidden factor in many couples difficulty trying to conceive.  My advice if you are experiencing unexplained infertility is to remove gluten from both you and your partner’s diets because untreated celiac disease is a contributing factor.  It might sound extreme, but if you’ve tried everything else, why not give it a shot?  It’s getting easier and easier to do, with most natural food stores dedicating entire aisles to gluten free foods.  It will probably open up your world to different grains and more fruits and veggies.

If you wonder what you can possibly eat if you’re avoiding gluten, check out this random list of gluten free foods:

  1. corn tortillas
  2. apples
  3. chicken
  4. rice
  5. coffee
  6. chocolate
  7. peanut butter
  8. milk
  9. cheese
  10. steak
  11. potatoes
  12. green beans
  13. salad
  14. eggs
  15. sunflower seeds
  16. mochi
  17. salsa
  18. corn chips
  19. nuts
  20. apple sauce
  21. yogurt
  22. beef
  23. cucumbers
  24. fish
  25. ice cream
  26. pears
  27. bananas
  28. hummus
  29. black beans
  30. pinto beans
  31. refried beans
  32. carrots
  33. corn
  34. lettuce
  35. cabbage
  36. wheat free tamari soy sauce
  37. tapioca
  38. bacon
  39. turkey
  40. rice noodles
  41. mushrooms
  42. sprouts
  43. zucchini
  44. peaches
  45. melons
  46. grits
  47. onions
  48. eggplant
  49. flour alternatives – sorghum, rice, tapioca, corn starch, buckwheat (technically a cousin to the rhubarb family), potato starch.
  50. raisins
  51. popcorn
  52. berries
  53. rice crackers
  54. peaches
  55. tomatoes
  56. fruit smoothies
  57. ketchup
  58. butter
  59. peas
  60. chick peas
  61. yams
  62. dried fruit
  63. pistachios

And the list goes on…

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