Studies Say These 4 Foods Can Help You Conceive Twins

While there is no instruction manual for having twins, there are several factors that increase your chances, including family history, age, race, weight, and fertility treatments.

However, if you want to have twins, you can increase your chances by eating certain foods.

Here are some foods that can help you become pregnant with twins.

  • Yam

Yam is a tuber that is high in progesterone and phytoestrogens, which are plant-based nutrients and chemicals that cause hyper-ovulation.

Hyper-ovulation is a condition in which more than one egg matures and is released from the ovary, potentially leading to multiple pregnancies. It also tends to increase the likelihood of having fraternal twins or triplets.

A study also found that a high intake of yams in the diets of women in Igbo-Ora, a city in Oyo state, is associated with a high rate of twin births.

Another study on births in southwest Nigeria, which has the highest twinning rate in the world, supported the previous claim about the influence of yam on conceiving twins in the Yoruba population.

  • Foods rich in folic acid

Foods high in folic acid, such as avocado, spinach, broccoli, liver, and legumes, have been shown to increase one’s chances of having twins.

According to one study, taking extra folic acid while trying to conceive can slightly increase the chances of having twins.

  • Dairy products

According to one study, women who consume animal products, particularly dairy, are five times more likely to have twins than those who do not.

Milk, butter, yogurt, and cheese all contain insulin growth factor (IGF), a growth protein found in animal products.

IGF also increases the sensitivity of the ovaries, resulting in hyper ovulation and multiple births.

  • Okra leaves

Okra leaves, which are used to make soup, are high in fiber, vitamin C, calcium, iron, and protein.

According to research, the people of Igbo-Ora believe that eating these leaves can increase the chances of naturally conceiving twins.


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