A recent study shows that couples who eat seafood regularly tend to have a more active sex life and get pregnant quicker.
1,000 participants (500 couples) who were looking to get pregnant took part in this study. The study tracked their eating habits over the course of a year in an effort to determine what effect a person diet has on their fertility and sex life.
The study found that the couples that reported having more frequent sex were the ones that also ate a lot of seafood.
92% of the couples that ate more than two portions of seafood a week had achieved pregnancy by the end of the year. Of the couples that consumed less seafood, 79% were successful in getting pregnant in the same time period.
Although the couples who ate more seafood reported having more sex, this was found to not be the reason why there was a shorter time in achieving pregnancy. This finding suggests that the seafood may have fertility boosting elements in it.
Audrey Gaskins, of the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, said:
“Our results stress the importance of not only female, but also male diet on time to pregnancy, and suggests that both partners should be incorporating more seafood into their diets for the maximum fertility benefit,”