IF YOU’RE British you’re more likely to get laid tonight – for a surprising reason.
BABY LOVE: There will be a dramatic increase in couples romping tonight as many plan for a baby
Today is National Baby-Making Day, which means that millions of men and women in teh UK will be having sex in the hope of getting pregnant.
Experts believe that 60% of would-be mothers will be getting down and dirty in the next 24 hours.
But while some couples will find it easy to procreate, many others will struggle with fertility problems.
Around 1 in 7 couples may have difficulty conceiving – or approximately 3.5 million people in the UK.
Thankfully, making some tweaks to your diet can be a simple way to increase the likelihood of pregnancy.
1. Whole milk
Incorporating more dairy into your diet can help you conceive.
It’s believe that the natural fat in milk helps to maintain a healthy hormone balance.
A study from Harvard School of Public Health found that “the more low-fat dairy products in a woman’s diet, the more trouble she had getting pregnant.
“The more full-fat fairy products she ate, the less likely she was to have trouble.”
SWEET SUCCESS: Indulge in some dark chocolate to help boost your fertility
2. Dark chocolate
It’s not just women who can improve their fertility with food. Blokes who munch on dark chocolate can be more likely to become dads.
The food product contains amino acid, which has been proven to double semen volume.
This product is also a natural detoxer and helps to cleanse the body.
Bananas are said to work wonders for boosting fertility – and it’s not because they look phallic.
The fruit is packed with vitamin B6, a hormone regulator. It is also a source of manganese, which plays a vital role in a woman’s egg health.
HRC fertility explains: “B6 is particularly important to reproductive health because it helps regulate the hormones.
“An imbalance of hormones has direct effects on both male and female reproduction, particularly on the health of the egg and sperm produced by the parents.”
AVO-GO! Eggs and avocado may work to keep your eggs healthy
Many make the mistake of cutting fatty foods from their diets when they’re trying to get pregnant – but picking the right sort of fat can actually aid fertility.
Products that are high in monosaturates, including avocados, help women to produce healthier eggs.
Be sure to avoid saturated food though, as their high insulation levels can affect ovulation.
Oysters are known for being an aphrodisiac, which means they can help to boost libido.
If extra time between the sheets wasn’t enough to get you pregnant, the seafood item also contains zinc.
This aids ovulation in women and leads to a spike in sperm production for men.
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