Are you feeling moody ? Have you been trying to get pregnant for a while? You should know that your care for the baby does not necessarily begin after you give birth. You have to prepare your body to be able to take care of that little blessing even before you conceive.
How food affects your fertility
Priming your body for fertility does not mean diagnostic treatment with medications and invasive procedures. You can improve your fertility right at home. The best way to do this is through a healthy nutritious diet and exercise. Choose food and beverages that boost your ability to conceive. Also make sure to watch your weight. Being overweight or underweight has been identified as one of the leading causes of infertility.
Nutrition plays a major role in your fertility. A healthy body is the right environment for a baby to develop. Only a healthy mother can transfer the right kind of nourishment to her baby. Here are some foods that will keep you healthy and also boost your fertility.
- Whole milk: Dairy products are important if you are trying to get pregnant. Full of calcium, milk helps with bone development and your reproductive health. It also helps you overcome issues with ovulation.
- Lean meats: Increase your iron intake with foods like meat. When you have enough iron in your system, you have higher chances of getting pregnant. Lean chicken, beef, or turkey is perfect to boost your iron levels.
- Protein foods: Plant foods that contain high amounts of protein are a blessing to your fertility. For some people, a lot of animal protein can actually lower your fertility. Lentils, beans, tofu, nuts, and edamame are great choices for plant protein.
- Fish: Fatty fish like salmon, herring, and sardines help you boost your fertility since they are packed with omega 3 fatty acids. These help produce reproductive hormones and lower stress.
- Fruit: This is pretty self-explanatory. Fruit helps with everything, including your fertility. They are rich in antioxidants and vitamins. Pay attention to what fruit you eat, some of them can cause some complications if you are already pregnant.
- Olive oil: Use olive oil for cooking or in your salads as it helps with ovulation, conception, as well as the early development of your child.
Along with adding these items to your daily or weekly consumption, you also have to pay attention to not consuming food items that could negatively affect your fertility. Junk food, chips, fried foods, packaged snacks, and trans fats should be avoided. Make sure you read the labels before you consume the product.
About Helen Denise
Helen is a fertility advocator on a mission to reach women trying to conceive or searching for a natural family planning solution, and give them a tool to understand their unique ovulation cycle. She passionately believes women need to know that with the right information, they have the power to control their fertility, naturally expedite the conception process or identify the right time to ask a doctor for help. Helen is also the CEO of HiLin Life Products, makers of the KNOWHEN® Ovulation Test and Fertility Monitor.