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Women urged to eat 'colourful foods' to stimulate pregnancy

Published on 21/12/2009
Women can ensure they get all the nutrients necessary to conceive a healthy child by eating a "rainbow" of colourful foods, it has been suggested.

According to First Response, which produces pregnancy tests, different hues of naturally colourful fruit and vegetables contain different vitamins and nutrients, so it is important to get a good mix.

Yvonne Bishop-Weston, nutritionist for the company, said: "Rather than calculating if you have had all your fertility nutrients simply choose a range of purples, reds, oranges, yellows and greens.

The health expert added that women trying to become pregnant should also avoid hydrogenated fat to avoid complications, as high levels of the substance can prevent the body from properly processing essential fats.

In order to acquire the right levels of omega-3 fatty acid, she recommended that mothers-to-be eat plenty of oily fish and omega-3 rich eggs.

According to the Office for National Statistics, the general fertility rate in England and Wales stood at 63.8 live births per 1,000 women aged between 15 and 44 in 2008, up from 62 in 2007.
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