How Food Affects Your Fertility
The foods you eat can be a major impact to your fertility. Making sure you are getting the right amount of “fertility foods” is essential to your fertility and your overall health while trying to get pregnant. There are many foods which you should consumer while trying to improve your fertility and there are also many foods that you should avoid which we will discuss tomorrow in a different post. For now, let’s focus on the foods you should be eating for optimal fertility.
Eat these foods when you are trying to boost your fertility.
Eat Plenty of Fruits and Vegetables
I know this sounds cliche but you need to make sure you are getting plenty of fruits and vegetables, not only for fertility but for your general health.
Fruits and vegetables not only deliver a ton of vitamins and minerals, they also abundant antioxidants which help promote a healthy immune system. Try and eat 2 cups of fruit and 3 cups of vegetables per day. Get colorful when you buy fruits and veges too. Colorful fruits and vegetables often pack the most nutritional punch.
Drink Plenty Of Fluids – Ideally Water
It’s vital that you keep your body hydrated to improve fertility so drinking enough fluids is on the top of the list. Water can do so much to help our bodies function properly so drinking water throughout the day is very important. When you neglect yourself from enough water your cervical fluid can become sluggish as well as a man’s ejaculate fluid. So, keep your water bottle full and handy at all times!
Add Some High-Fat Dairy To Your Diet
Even though whole milk might not be your first choice, studies show that adding a little high-fat dairy to your diet can improve your fertility, especially ovulation issues. The more low-fat dairy products you eat, the greater your risk of ovulatory infertility.
This doesn’t mean that you should eat a gallon of high-fat ice cream every night! Adding a glass of whole milk will do the job. Remember, moderation is key.
Get Some Protein From Nuts and Vegetables
Replace some of your protein intake from beef, chicken and pork with protein from nuts and vegetables. This can help reduce your chances of ovulatory infertility as well. Almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and many types of beans can help you get the right types of protein.
A balanced diet when trying to improve your fertility is the primary focus. You don’t want to eat too much or too little when it comes to the nutrients you need for optimal fertility. So, figure out what your current diet is and adjust it so your body gets everything it needs. If you have specific dietary questions, be sure to consult with your doctor. A happy body, is a happy mom, is a happy baby!
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