31 May 2012

Fertility Foods for Women

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Activity 1
READING
Read and Listen to the text carefully. Double-click on any word to find the definition in the dictionary in bottom right position.


Fertility Foods for Women
  • Red meat — Iron-packed red meat can seriously lower the risk of infertility arising in the ovulating process. Iron helps boost red blood cells whilst reducing the threat posed by anemia. Red meat also offers a great source of zinc, supporting ovulation and maintaining efficient cell division.
  • Nuts — If you’re looking to go nuts in the bedroom, almonds and walnuts could offer a tasty solution. Their high Vitamin E content heightens the female sex drive, whilst simultaneously protecting embryos from miscarriages.
  • Oysters — The thought of eating oysters may seem unappealing to some, but it’s certainly worth enduring their acquired taste if you want to boost your fertility. Oysters offer a fine source of zinc which can prove vital for healthy ovulation and steady egg production. And even if you can’t afford to shell out on seafood, traces of zinc can be found in eggs, beans and nuts.
  • Baked potatoes — Baked potatoes are high in Vitamin B — perfect for sprightly love making. The reserves of Vitamins B and E found in these foods also enhance cell division, increasing the likelihood of healthy ova being produced.
(Adapted from uk.lifestyle.yahoo [dot] com)

Answer the following questions. You may read the glossary to help you understand the passage well.
  1. What is the role of iron-packed red meat for fertility?
  2. In fertility, how important is vitamin E? Explain it!
  3. What does oyster offer to boost fertility?
  4. Based on the text, what is the other vitamin except E that can boost fertility?
GLOSSARY
TULISAN
KELAS KATA
CARA UCAP
ARTI
Boost
Verb
Bu:st
Menaikkan
Threat
Noun
θret
Ancaman
Miscarriages
Noun
"mis,kær.idz
Keguguran
Sprightly
Adjective
"sprait.li
Sehat
Reserve
Noun
Ri"z3:v
Cadangan

Activity 2
LISTENING
While listening, complete the text. Click the audio to hear the text. While listening, complete the text. Click the audio to hear the text.

Zink

There are countless conflicting opinions when it comes to -boosting foods. Some studies point to zinc as the fertility bullet. This type of research claims that the of at least 15 mg of zinc a day can increase semen and testosterone production in men and and fertility in women, report the editors at Fertility.com. Zinc plays a positive role in female fertility by promoting cell division, a process critical to the earliest stages of conception and development. 

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