What You Need to Eat for Optimal Fertilityby Elizabeth MacDonald
So, you're ready to start a family? You’ve bought your prenatal vitamins, started exercising more, purchased all the pregnancy books, and are ready to pull the goalie and give it a go! But have you thought about specific foods you should include to increase the chances of getting pregnant?
Sure, you need a balanced, real food diet, but there is actually more you can keep in your kitchen while TTC to boost your fertility.
Avocado, the magical fruit that goes well with everything! Not only is it delicious, but it's also packed with healthy fats that can help regulate your hormones. So, go ahead and guac your way to fertility!
Spinach (Not just Popeye's Secret Weapon)
Remember how Popeye used to gobble down spinach and become super strong? Well, it turns out, spinach is not only good for your muscles but also for your reproductive system. It's loaded with iron and folate, which are essential for baby-making. So, channel your inner Popeye and start up your spinach intake.
Go Nuts for Walnuts
Walnuts are not just brain food; they're also fertility food! These little guys are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which can help improve sperm quality and motility. Ladies, don't worry, walnuts are beneficial for you too! They contain antioxidants that can help protect your eggs. Go ahead and add them to your afternoon snackage.
Beans, Beans, They're Good for Your...Fertility
If you aren’t ready to sing the Bean Song, you may not be ready for motherhood, ha!
You better believe that beans are great for fertility. They are a great source of plant-based protein and fiber. They also contain iron and zinc, which are essential for reproductive health. So, whether you prefer black beans, chickpeas, or lentils, make sure to include them in your diet.
Dark Chocolate: The Sweet Path to Fertility
Who said you can't have your cake and eat it too? When it comes to fertility, dark chocolate could be considered a best friend. That may be stretching it, of course, but research shows that it contains antioxidants that can improve sperm quality and increase blood flow to the reproductive organs. So, indulge in some dark chocolate and let the sweet baby magic happen.
Boosting your fertility doesn't have to feel like a chore. By incorporating these delicious foods, you can increase your chances of conceiving and meet those cravings along the way. Go ahead and enjoy; your future mini-me will thank you!