February is heart healthy month- and to be as fertile as possible, let's be as heart healthy as possible.
Who better to check in with than Fertility Nutritionist Carolyn Gundell, M.S.?
The Truth About Miracle Foods: Coconut Oil
Coconut oil has been the "in thing" for quite a while. It can cure anything from acne to zoster (shingles). A-Z. If you've got it, coconut oil will cure it. Often magically or at the very least, overnight.
Like most other magical cures, this one's a bit of a fake too.
What's real is that coconut oil is great for your skin. Many people use it as a dental aid as well.
Coconut Oil & Infertility
Here's what Ms. Gundell wants you to know about ingesting coconut oil and the impact on fertility:
2. Coconut and palm oil are the first and second highest oils in saturated fat, respectively. Dietary intake high in saturated fat contributes to elevated cholesterol and raised diabetes risk.
3. Studies show elevated cholesterol and elevated blood sugar both can contribute to an increased time to become pregnant.