Fertile Foods: What To Eat When You’re Trying to Get Pregnant

What To Eat When You’re Trying to Get Pregnant

When you’re trying to become pregnant, every little thing can feel like a struggle. There are so many underlying health and wellness factors that can impact your fertility. That’s why it’s so important to maintain a healthy diet while you’re undergoing fertility treatments. But there’s actually something else you can do in regards to your nutrition. Some foods are actually proven to improve your chances of becoming pregnant.

Follow these simple guidelines to keep your body as fertile as possible to help you become pregnant and to make your body as healthy as possible for your future baby. 


Cut Back on Animal Fats

A study by the Harvard School of Public Health found that women who ate foods containing higher amounts of trans fats, animal proteins and carbohydrates were more likely to have an ovulatory disorder. If an ovulatory disorder is the cause of your infertility, you can swap out animal proteins for plant-based proteins. Try replacing beef, pork, and chicken with beans, nuts, and legumes. 


Take Your Vitamins

The same study (which contained over 18,000 women) found that women who regularly took supplements of iron and folate were less likely to have ovulatory disorders. It’s also a good idea to make sure you have the right vitamins to stay fully nourished.  We recommend that you start taking Vitagenis Prenatal Support at least 3 months prior to getting pregnant if possible.



Cut Back On Caffeine

Experts know that caffeine intake can harm a fetus’ development. Though they are not 100% sure how caffeine affects fertility, it’s usually advised to cut back on caffeine and other stimulants while you’re trying to conceive, especially when you’re having difficulty doing so. 


Go Mediterranean

The Mediterranean diet is full of fatty fish like salmon and tuna. These foods help support your future baby’s brain function and development. They also help reduce the risk of premature birth. Just be sure to avoid sushi or other raw fish and any fish that’s particularly high in mercury like mackerel, swordfish, or tilefish.  


Increase Your Choline Consumption

Choline has the potential to reduce harmful gene effects that may cause birth defects. Unfortunately, most women don’t get enough choline in their diets; even pregnant women don’t get enough since it’s not included in most prenatal vitamins. To increase your choline intake, eat more eggs and cauliflower. If this is not an option for you, you can take Acetyl-CH to get choline in supplement form.  


Load Up On Fruits & Veggies

Vegetables and fruits contain all kinds of vitamins and minerals that your body needs to perform at its peak capacity. When you’re trying to conceive, your body is under higher than usual stress, so it’s more important than ever that you make sure your body is as healthy as possible. If it is not possible or you just are not getting enough fruits and vegetables in your diet, you the Vitagenis Power Greens, which gives you a day’s worth of antioxidants, fruits and vegetables all in one scoop!

The time when you’re trying to conceive is a beautiful time. As a woman, it’s important to make your body as ready as possible for your future baby. Whether you’re trying to maximize your fertility or create a safe, healthy “nest” for your future child, nutrition is exceptionally important. 

Want more helpful tips for fertility nutrition? Get your copy of Cooking for Fertility: Foods to Nourish Your Fertile Soul. This cookbook combines modern science with the ancient wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine to help you reach your most fertile self. The book contains more than 100 healthy recipes specifically designed to help you conceive. 



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