A benefit to working for Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) is having contact with the different fertility specialists who work at the program. In marketing, we call that “added value”.
Carolyn Gundell, M.S., RMACT’s nutritionist, is generous, not only with our patients but with the RMACT team members as well. One way that Carolyn shares with us here at RMACT is by sending us information that she feels is important and relevant to supporting our patients and even ourselves.
Health Benefits of Coconut Oil and Fertility
This past week Carolyn sent us vetted, well-researched information on the health benefits of coconut oil. Maybe like me, you’ve been hearing all the accolades that are being attributed to coconut oil. Maybe like me, you’ve wondered what’s true and what’s not.
Here, described by Carolyn, in just a few simple facts, is what’s true. And what you need to know.
Thanks Carolyn! ~ Lisa Rosenthal
Coconut Oil & Fertility Facts
Studies show dietary intake high in saturdated fats add to infertility, irregular ovulation and lower quality sperm. 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. Studies show elevated cholesterol and elevated blood sugar both can contribute to longer time to pregnancy.