How Non-Organic Food Can Affect Fertility

The food we eat on a daily basis can have a high impact on our reproductive cells. Nowadays, the food industry has gone to great lengths to make food available that can last on the shelves for a long time, even produce. In order to do this, they have allowed the use of reproductively toxic substances such as Butylated Hydroxyanisole or (BHA).

The International Agency for Research on Cancer says BHA is possibly carcinogenic to humans and also interacts with nitrates to form chemicals known to cause changes in the DNA of cells.

In other words, it is reproductively toxic, and this is just the beginning of the list.  In addition to food additives that are not healthy, it has also been found that non-organic foods retain a higher level of toxic pesticides than organically grown food.

It has been well documented that pesticides can affect spermatogenesis leading to poor sperm quality and male infertility. A study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine showed that women who undergo chronic pesticide exposure have a 30% decrease in fertility and longer time to conception for those that are able to conceive.

Due to the impact of all of these toxins on fertility, I think it is very important to know what goes into determining organic versus non-organic food.

Dr. Eva Littman About Dr. Eva Littman

Dr. Eva Littman is one of the Las Vegas Valley’s most trusted, knowledgeable and honored fertility experts. She is the Founder and Practice Director of Red Rock Fertility Center.

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