Wine and Fertility

Author Linda Ryan, BA, Lic TCM, CH

Red Wine May Boost Fertility

Alcohol and fertility, to drink or not to drink when trying to get pregnant? When it comes to alcohol and fertility, many women ask “Can alcohol affect fertility?” A new study has shown that women who drink at least one glass of red wine per week could support ovarian egg reserve better than those who do not.

The researchers studying alcohol and fertility have come to the conclusion that drinking red wine may boost fertility based on the content of Resveratrol in red wine.  Resveratrol is abundant in red grapes, blueberries and cocoa.  It is an antioxidant that protects cells against biological stress.  Physicians at Washington University in St Louis, Missouri, studied the association between various alcoholic drinks and ovarian reserve.