Going Gluten-Free Helps Couples Conceive

Instead, up your intake of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans and good quality proteins. Consider an egg and vegetable omelette with a whole-grain corn tortilla instead of wheat toast and egg. Replace cereal and milk with whole grain oatmeal and fruit. Complement your meals with some of the ancient and gluten-free grains like quinoa, amaranth and buckwheat.

You're well on your way to a healthy and fertility-boosting diet. Once you've got a baby on the way, your gluten-free diet ensures that your baby gets all the nutrients necessary for healthy growth and development.

Medical references:
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- Stazi, AV et al. (June 2004) "Celiac disease and its endocrine and nutritional implications on male reproduction." Minerva Med. 2004:243-54. Accessed April 12, 2012.