Eating Organic Foods Improves Chances of Pregnancy

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A 2018 study from the Internal Medicine Journal of the American Medical Association showed that high consumption of high-pesticide residue was associated with a lower chance of pregnancy in women undergoing infertility treatments. It is important for women who are thinking about getting pregnant or who are struggling with infertility to start incorporating more organically grown foods in their diet. The Environmental Working Group publishes a list of the Dirty Dozen, which are the types of fruits and vegetables that have the highest amount of pesticide residue. By avoiding these items, you are reducing your pesticide exposure a great deal. This is important for health in general, but critical for those trying to conceive.

Here is the list of non-organic foods to avoid for 2019:

1. Strawberries
2. Spinach
3. Kale
4. Nectarines
5. Apples
6. Grapes
7. Peaches
8. Cherries
9. Pears
10. Tomatoes
11. Celery
12. Potatoes
13. Hot peppers

Learn about other things that can help with infertility at Arizona Natural Medicine. We support patients who are trying to conceive naturally or who are going through infertility treatments.

References:

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/2659557

https://www.ewg.org/foodnews/dirty-dozen.php?fbclid=IwAR04xFdc4Cqq3ey60oYo7psokb4CxofCcdpU7CgnqudvggEnXtK3zjbCGtU

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