Foods that boost female fertility

Foods that boost female fertility

Nutrition is a critical part of a successful conception, at any age or diagnosis. Consuming nutrient-rich foods gives your reproductive organs a great boost and increases the ability to conceive. 

Simple dietary changes can:

  • Prepare your body for conception
  • Restore reproductive health 
  • Prevent miscarriages
  • Promote healthy pregnancy

Healthy foods boost fertility 

Simple dietary changes can help improve your chances of conception. An eight-year old Harvard study found that making healthy changes to eating and lifestyle habits helped women reduce their infertility risk by 80% (1). 

This was the first comprehensive examination of diet and fertility in more than 18,000 women that proved nutrition is a healthy foundation for a successful motherhood. 

Eating healthy foods promotes 3 crucial factors that support conception and boost your fertility:

  • Ideal body weight/BMI
  • Hormone balance
  • Healthy reproductive organs

 

 

So, what foods should you eat for fertility? 

Here are the best foods to eat to improve your fertility: 

Whole grains: Whole grains are a good source of protein and are rich in fiber. They are full of fertility-boosting nutrients like B vitamins, zinc, and selenium. 

We recommend millets, buckwheat, brown rice, and quinoa for their ease of preparation.  It is best to avoid processed grains, enriched grains and to remove or limit wheat.

Healthy fats: Healthy fats help improve your gut health, promote ovulation, and the production of reproductive hormones. You need the following fats to improve your chances of conception:

  • Monounsaturated fats from avocado, nuts, and olives
  • Saturated fats from MCT OIL and ghee (clarified butter)
  • Omega-3 fats from chia, flax, and salmon 

Fresh fruits & vegetables: Fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory compounds, vitamins and minerals. Their fiber promotes the growth of healthy gut bacteria. 

A healthy gut reduces the chance of fertility-related issues like estrogen dominance, and thyroid balance. As a rule of thumb, the more colorful your plate, the higher the fertility boost. 

Smoothies are a good way to include more vegetables and fruits into your menu. IDLife Vegan Shake, a combination of vegetables, fruits, probiotics, nuts & seeds is a tasty way to up your intake of fresh foods. 

If you are interested in guidance on your food choices, and want to know how to start eating healthy, come see us at Lisanne Wellness Center…living a healthy lifestyle is our passion! 

We place utmost importance on nutrition, which is why our consultations always begin with detailed information of your dietary habits. 

During your consultation, our fertility experts will assist you with the right foods for boosting fertility. You can also learn more through our upcoming events, an interactive way to stay updated on fertility nutrition. 

 

Reference

 

  1. http://archive.sph.harvard.edu/press-releases/2007-releases/press10312007.html

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