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Folate for Fatherhood? A new study finds benefits for potential dads, too.

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You've heard about the benefits of folate for women trying to conceive and deliver a healthy baby, right? Well, it turns out folate might help men with this quest for kids as well.

A new study tracking 89 healthy, non-smoking men has found that better than vitamins C or E, it was folate that dialed up their sperm and dialed down aneuploidy—meaning too many or too few chromosomes. Men with the highest levels of folate—over 700 mg daily-- had up to 30 percent less aneuploidy, which means less chance of failure to conceive, miscarriages, Down's, Turner's and Klinefelter's Syndrome, and more chance of a healthy baby.

So dads-to-be, prepare by eating the ChefMD® way with foods rich in folate.

Green leafies are famous for folate, but you can find it elsewhere too. I recommend a nice twist on an Italian favorite. Substitute smooth and slightly crunchy golden spaghetti squash for traditional pasta and add juicy, thick tomato sauce to create Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Rich Tomato Sauce. It looks, feels and tastes like the pasta you know without all the extra starches in wheat noodles. So make this satisfying dish and have plenty of pep for after-dinner activities. Abbondanza!

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