Nutritious diet also vital for fathers-to-be
Los Angeles: Women alone don`t have to consider making changes in their diet when they think about pregnancy. Men too need a balanced intake before planning a child for the offspring`s well being.
A group of scientists have discovered that the sperm carries a “memory” of the father’s lifestyle and it is transferred to offspring following conception, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
It has been advised that men thinking about starting a family should be avoiding junk food and filling up on green, leafy vegetables.
The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, suggests that lack of folic acid makes subtle changes to the chemistry of the sperm’s DNA. These then have long lasting consequences for the development of the unborn baby.
“Healthy, full term babies are partly a result of both parents` nutritional status and this is truly something both parents can control....The worst offenders in terms of insufficiency for adults are Vitamin D, Vitamin K, iron, magnesium, copper, Vitamin A, zinc and iodine” said leading nutritionist Sam Christie.
Folic acids helps a lot in attaining good memory and some of the good sources include broccoli, Brussels sprouts, spinach, asparagus and peas as well as liver, chickpeas and brown rice.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Treat your hardworking mom to hair care this summer!
- 'Kaabil' first look poster: Hrithik Roshan’s intense eyes precursor of a massive storm ahead!
- Kangana Ranaut to inspire women to share their stories
- Shahid Kapoor's latest 'Udta Punjab' pic will make your jaw drop! – Image inside
- Traffic movie review: It is an impressive thriller
- Worried about the dark circles under your eyes? Check out home remedies to get rid of them
- Simple ayurvedic home remedies to get rid of belly fat
- We should start meals with spicy food and end with sweets – Here’s why
- Home remedies for shiny, white teeth - Check out
- Top 3 home remedies to prevent hair fall