Ms Ong: These are rich in antioxidants and are a key component of a balanced diet. Antioxidants may prevent oxidative damage to the egg and sperm, hence increasing the chances of healthy sperm fertilising the egg.
Fruit and vegetables that are high in antioxidants such as vitamin C include capsicum, guava, spinach, kiwi, broccoli, asparagus, orange, papaya and banana.
Foods that are high in folate are spinach, broccoli, orange and mango, while those high in lycopene are red or orange fruits and vegetables like watermelon, papaya and tomatoes.
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