We all know that when you get pregnant you can have some intense cravings and there is a love for food. I’m pretty sure across the board there is a love for food. There are foods that are nutritious and considered healthy and there are foods that aren’t and considered junk food. The real question is could it be possible to eat certain foods to determine whether you have twin or not?
Well let’s start with some basic studies before we jump into specifics. Many experts will say that by simply starting and having a healthy diet you increase your chance for conception. With that said you must indeed have a healthy diet to increase your chances for twins as well. And, if you can eat foods to increase your chance for conception than there certainly must be foods that also increase your fertility which in return would give you an increased chance for twins.
Unfortunately ice cream and chocolate did not come in at the top of the lists. Otherwise I might be able to pull off quadruplets! What are some fertility foods?
Yams- The people in the Yaruba tribe in Nigeria have been reported to have a high rate of twin births. A study on them linked this fact with the high consumption of yams in their diet. Yams belong to the tuber family and are a rich source of phytoestrogens and progesterone. The chemical present in yams aids hyper-ovulation. People with a consumption of wild yams have been reported to have a high rate of multiple births.
Dairy Products- Dairy products like milk, cheese, butter and curd may increase your chances of having twins. All dairy products are a rich source of calcium. Calcium is not only responsible for bone health but also for a healthy reproductive system. According to Dr. Gary Steinman, a physician at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, women who have high consumption of dairy products have five times more chances of having twins than women who don’t.
Complex Carbohydrates- Foods containing complex carbohydrates like whole grains, beans and vegetables are excellent foods if you want to conceive twins. They increase ovulation and do not spike insulin levels.
So I guess you can save the sweets for when you find out the twins are on their way! I believe foods can affect our moods; food can affect our health, so if you are trying to have twins or would really like to try, why not try changing your diet. The worst things that can happen are a few healthier choices.
Start with a delicious whole wheat yam milk shake…hmm. Hmm. Hmm.