Is there a linkage between too much coffee and pregnancy rates?

Times Health Land Magazine reported a new study that claims drinking too much coffee may lower  a woman’s chances of getting pregnant. Researchers at the University of Nevada conducted an experiment on mice and concluded that too much caffeine hindered the progress of specialized cells transporting the eggs from the ovaries to the uterus. These specialized cells are in charge of squeezing the eggs around the fallopian tubes efficiently and into the womb.

Sean Ward, a professor of University of Nevada School of Medicine said, “This provides an intriguing explanation as to why women with high caffeine consumption often take longer to conceive than women who do not consume caffeine.” However, past research shows inconsistency linking pregnancy and caffeine rates.

It is advised that women who want to get pregnant should limit themselves about a cup or two of coffee a day or in other words, about 50 milligrams of caffeine intake. This is equivalent to a soda, five chocolate bars or a cup of tea.

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How to Battle Fatigue

There are numerous of causes of fatigue such as diabetes, heart disease, or simply not getting enough sleep which affects your work and home life. Here are some ways to fight fatigue and get your energy back.

1. Some people might be suffering from Sleep Apnea which means it stops you from breathing while sleeping. This is why some are tired even getting 8 hours of sleep. To help fix this you can quit smoking, lose weight if you are obese, and perhaps sleep with a CPAP device that will keep your air passages open.

2.  Do not skip on breakfast as it is the most important meal of the day. Having a breakfast meal that comprise of protein and carbs such as eggs and whole wheat bread will get you going for the rest of the day.

3. Everyone knows that caffeine can keep you awake, but having too much of it does the opposite. Research found that having an overload of caffeine related drinks such as coffee, soda, tea, etc will cause fatigue in some people. So try to cut back on those items, but note that suddenly stopping will cause caffeine withdrawal and more tiredness.

4. A sign of dehydration could be an indication of fatigue. Try drinking a lot of water throughout the day to the point that your urine is light colored. This is an indication that you are drinking enough water. Before every physical activity, have at least two cups of water about an hour before to keep hydrated.

 5. Some people simply just need some exercise to help fatigue. Many adults can get a huge energy boost by just exercising 20 minutes three times a day. Often, this would be enough to battle fatigue.

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