Women who eat food that contain high amounts of trans fats, animal proteins and carbohydrates, among other dietary factors, are more likely to have an ovulatory disorder.

Ovulatory problems cause infertility in about 20 percent of women seeking to become pregnant. A majority of such cases “may be preventable” by altering diet and lifestyle.

It is healthy to replace some of the beef, pork or chicken you eat (animal protein) with vegetable protein sources, such as cooked dried beans and nuts. When the total calories consumed, arises from vegetable protein instead of animal protein, the risk of ovulatory infertility is decreased.

Nuts are healthy. Do not forget your vitamins. Women in the study who regularly took iron supplements and multivitamins containing folic acid had less ovulation-related infertility.