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Wow!! Can certain foods actually help you get pregnant?

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When you decide that you’re ready to have a baby, you usually want to get pregnant, like, yesterday.

Now, a new Harvard review published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology says that the foods you eat might actually make a difference in how fast you see that positive pregnancy test.

Though the study’s authors didn’t call it a “fertility diet,” per se (that’s an actual diet co-created by one of this study’s authors in 2007), you can follow the study’s findings to put together a meal plan that’s heavy on pro-prego foods, and lighter on the stuff that’s not really going to help.

Can eating certain foods really help you get pregnant?

Yes-ish. Your diet isn’t going to magically help you get knocked up — there are a lot of other factors at play, like your age, underlying health conditions, etc.

To be clear: you could be the healthiest eater on the planet and still struggle with fertility issues. You could also eat like total crap and get pregnant just by looking at your S.O.

Still, the study’s researchers found some correlation between certain foods and a lower frequency of infertility and greater success in infertility treatments like IVF.

Foods that are good for fertility

There are a few foods that might help you out if you’re trying to get pregnant:

  • Fatty fish (tuna, salmon)
  • Walnuts
  • Soybeans
  • Fish oil
  • Seafood
  • Poultry
  • Whole grains
  • Fruits and veggies

All of these are linked to better fertility in women and better semen quality in men. The researchers also point out that taking a folic acid supplement to prevent neural tube defects — birth defects of the brain, spine, and spinal cord — is also a good idea.

Foods that probably don’t do anything for fertility

The study didn’t say that certain foods will totally derail your fertility, but it did point out some that probably won’t help:

  • Cheese (bummer alert)
  • Egg yolks
  • Vitamin D-fortified cereals
  • Antioxidant supplements

Don’t get us wrong — antioxidants are great for you, but taking an antioxidant supplement doesn’t seem to help women who are going through IVF.

The researchers point out that dairy and soy, which were once seen as bad for fertility, weren’t consistently related to fertility issues. Ditto for moderate amounts of alcohol and caffeine. (The researchers specifically say that the research to support the idea that alcohol and caffeine can mess with fertility seems “less solid that it once did”.)

As far as those vitamin D-rich cereals, unless you’re deficient in the vitamin, getting more than your recommended daily allowance doesn’t seem to help boost your fertility.

Again, eating a good diet is just one part of the larger puzzle that is your fertility. If you’ve been struggling to conceive, talk to your doctor. They should be able to help guide you on next steps.

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Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey reveals special #EndSARS emoji after endorsing the movement

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Twitter CEO,  Jack Dorsey has revealed special #EndSARS Emoji after endorsing the movement against police brutality and other unlawful crimes in Nigeria.

Jack tweeted his support for the #EndSARS protests and called for Bitcoin donations towards the movement two days ago.

Last night, Twitter experienced issues globally with large numbers of users unable to post tweets, access their timelines, or see notifications. After fixing these issues, Jack Dorsey revealed a special #EndSARS emoji, a fist with the colour of the Nigerian flag.

Nigerians have flooded his comment session to thank him for his support and the special #EndSARS emoji he created for the movement.

Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey reveals special #EndSARS emoji after endorsing the movementTwitter CEO, Jack Dorsey reveals special #EndSARS emoji after endorsing the movementTwitter CEO, Jack Dorsey reveals special #EndSARS emoji after endorsing the movementTwitter CEO, Jack Dorsey reveals special #EndSARS emoji after endorsing the movement

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Brazilian footballer Neymar faces fresh police questioning over claim he raped a model in Paris hotel room

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Brazilian footballer, Neymar, 26, will be questioned for the second time over claims he raped a model in a Paris Hotel room.

The Paris Saint-Germain star has reportedly agreed to fly into São Paulo in Brazil to meet with detectives over the alleged rape attack on 26-year-old model, Najila Trindade Mendes de Souza. 

Speaking to MailOnline, Dr. Juliana Lopes Bussacos, the officer in charge of the investigation, said: ‘He will be treated like any other citizen. He has the same rights as any other man.

‘I have interviewed many men in these situations and everyone is equal and they all have the right to tell their story and produce evidence to back it up.’

With detectives desperate to get to the bottom of what happened,  Dr. Juliana said she couldn’t enter into details of the rape accuser’s complaint due to confidentiality.

‘There are so many questions and answers that need clarification. He says he did not rape her and she has said she has evidence.

The former Barcelona striker is expected to give his statement in the next 48 hours, and then officers will decide if there is a case and if it is necessary to bring them together.

This comes after it was revealed that Neymar could be cleared of the rape accusation levied against him within days over lack of more evidence from his accuser.

The Brazilian model has been informed by her lawyer that she faces seeing her case against the Paris Saint-Germain star dropped except there is more evidence. She also faces losing the second lawyer to represent her after he said he could not carry on if his professional ‘trust’ in her was compromised.

Trindade’s attorney Danileo Garcia de Andrade said he still believed Ms. Trindade had a case, but he would step aside if there was a lack of evidence.

Mr. Daileo said he had given her a deadline to produce the video and photographs she claimed to have had which would help prove her allegations of rape against the Brazilian superstar. But if the evidence was not forthcoming, he said, he would drop the case next week.

Mr de Andrade told Brazil’s UOL Esporte: ‘If the police investigation of the supposed break-in where she lives shows there was no break-in, I am leaving the case.’

He added: ‘The attorney-client relationship is based always on trust. If there is no trust, then there is no reason to stay on’

Trindade claimed she was the victim of ‘aggression and rape’ by the Paris Saint-Germain player in a hotel room in the French capital on May 15. She said the encounter started out consensual but quickly turned violent, leaving her with bruises and scrapes to her legs and buttocks, with Neymar refusing to stop.

She told police her tablet containing a seven-minute video, messages and photos she alleged incriminated the footballer, was stolen in a burglary at her apartment. But the authorities said they found no major signs of a break-in and only Ms. Trindade’s fingerprints and those of her maid and friends around the flat.

Neymar has strongly denied raping her but admitted that what happened between them was consensual.

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JAMB approves 160 as cut-off mark for 2019 admission

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The 19th Policy Meeting on Admissions to Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria has approved 160 and above as the national minimum cutoff mark for admission into state and federal Universities for the year 2019.

 

The decision was taken at a meeting held at Bola Babalakin Auditorium, Gbongan, Osun State today Tuesday June 11th. It was also agreed that the minimum UTME score for admission into private Universities should be 140.

 

120 UTME score was approved for polytechnics while 110 score was approved as the least score for admission into private polytechnic.

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