Are you trying to become pregnant?
Studies have revealed that eating particular foods can help jump-start your fertility and prime your body for conception and childbirth. Here are my top 10 FERTILITY foods that can improve your chances of conceiving a baby.
Packed with healthy nutrients, asparagus is particularly high in vitamin C and folic acid. Research has established the importance of folic acid in both female and male fertility.
Eggs are rich in choline, which can have a positive effect in utero and particularly with foetal brain development.
A great source of protein, wild salmon is rich in anti-inflammatory omega-3. Omega-3 is of great value in the management and treatment of female infertility.
Walnuts are excellent for overall sperm quality. Research reveals that regular consumption of walnuts can actually increase sperm count. Walnuts are also rich in omega-3, protein, and vitamin E, all of which are important in maintaining a healthy endometrium.
Watercress is rich in vitamins C and K, as well as beta-carotene and iron. It is also great for keeping DNA strong.
Pomegranates are full of nutrients that help boost blood flow for both females and males. This wonder fruit can also enhance brain health in utero.
Beetroot is great for improving blood flow to help with embryo implantation. It is high in lithium (happy nutrient) and arginine (excellent for erectile dysfunction).
Avocados are full of essential fats and minerals as well as Vit E, which is great for improving the lining of the uterus to help with embryo implantation.
Butternut squash is packed with beta-carotene which is vital in the production of progesterone. Beta-carotene also enhances sperm count and quality.
Because oysters are high in zinc and iodine, they can increase sperm production and help repair the digestive lining.
Start your journey to a happy and healthy pregnancy by keeping those hormones in check and filling up on these TOP fertility foods. Who knows, that cute little baby bump might just start to show itself pretty soon!
Neelima Panth, Adam Gavarkovs, Martha Tamez, and Josiemer Mattei. The Influence of Diet on Fertility and the Implications for Public Health Nutrition in the United States. Frontiers in Public Health. 2018; 6: 211.
Sana Fatima Majeedi, Ismath Shameem, Mariyam Roqaiya. Efficacy of Asparagus recemosus (Satavar) in stimulating follicular growth and ovulation in anovulatory infertility: a randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Reproduction, Contraception, Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2016: Vol 5, No 2. http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-1770.ijrcog20160362