If You Want To Get Pregnant, Eat Protein In ModerationI was a vegetarian for many years, but when I started trying to get pregnant, I decided to start eating meat because I had read that vegetarians might have hormonal levels that may not encourage conception.
Even after I started eating meat, I only had it in moderation. Usually the meat was part of a dish or part of a casserole. To this day, I rarely sit down and eat a hamburger or a steak.
The researchers fed female mice diets with either a high proportion of protein (25%) or a normal proportion (around 14%).
It was found those on the high protein diet had four times the amount of ammonium in their reproductive tracts than those on a normal diet.
Previous research had shown that high levels of ammonium can damage mouse embryos and impair foetal development by affecting a key gene - H19 - involved in controlling growth.