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Ice Cream = Fertile Myrtle? Maybe So.

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Ice Cream as a fertility booster? Bring it on!

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1 in 8 couples has trouble conceiving. This, I did not know, but given how many folks I've met who are having a hard time getting pregnant, sadly, I'm not surprised.

But, the fix could be just the thing that summertime is all about…Ice Cream!!!!

I'm not making this up, I swear! The good folks at Harvard University have found that along with the usual suspects of increasing fruit and veggie intake, limiting red meats, adding healthy fats by way of nuts and fish, and other assorted healthful advice, full fat dairy products may also boost fertility. And when I hear full fat, I think Ben & Jerry's, baby!

The thing here is that it must be full fat dairy, not low fat or skim. Evidently, “skinny” dairy products lack the hormones which hitch a ride on fat molecules – the ones that may aid in ovulation. Huh. Now there's a reason to belly up to the dairy bar if I ever heard one.

While more research needs to be done, this finding looks promising. And, in my opinion, any reason to eat more ice cream sounds promising to me.

Of course, while this is fun and exciting news, dealing with infertility can be such an emotional and trying process. For fabulous advice, insight and tips, be sure to visit Gabrielle at Fertility Notes, another great b5media Health & Wellness Channel blog.