Fertility-Boosting Food Options, According To Science

Trying to conceive a baby brings about a ton of lifestyle changes, particularly when it comes to your dietary choices. So why not start the day with the right food for this goal? Knowing what foods to eat for breakfast to boost your fertility can make this first meal of the day even more important.

Although the topic is still being researched, current studies suggest a pretty substantial connection between a person's food choices and their fertility. In general, diets that support healthy glycaemic control and are rich in iron and healthy fats tend to promote fertility, according to the Harvard Medical School. More routine diet advice, such as staying away from excess sugar, chemical preservatives and trans fats, is also a part of this idea.

First of all remember the nutrients that circulate through your body have a profound effect on the function of your reproductive organs. However, without guidance, it can be difficult to decide what foods you should be eating to promote fertility and what foods you should avoid when trying to conceive. The role of food is to fully nourish your organs so that they can function optimally.

Lack of nourishment can manifest as light menstrual flow, and this calls for an increased intake of local, organically grown red, purple and dark green foods:

• Blackberries

• Raspberries

• Pomegranate

• Beets

• Chard

• Yams

• Sweet potato

• Spirulina

• Blue-green algae

• Pumpkin seeds

• Flax seeds

• Beans

• Flax / fish oils

To further improve your general reproductive health, consider adding these foods to your diet:

• Coconut

• Plums

• Shiitake mushrooms

• Peas

• Taro root

• Rye

•Hazelnuts

• Sunflower seeds

• Adzuki beans

• Soybeans

• Free range eggs

• Unmedicated chicken

• Wild fish

For recipe ideas and ways to integrate these foods into vegan, vegetarian and whole-food diets, work with me. To improve fertility limit or avoid exposure to chemicals, heavy metals, antibiotics, hormones and the following items:

• Junk food

• Processed or bleached foods

• Canned foods

• Cold food and drink

• Ice cream / frozen yogurt

• Refined / processed oils

• Large fish (Tuna and Halibut)

• Alcohol

• Coffee

• Cigarettes

• Strongly scented bath oils, incense, candles, lotions and perfumes

In addition to watching what you eat, it is also important to monitor your stress levels. One of the most common problems inhibiting conception is unmanageable levels of emotional, physical and chemical stress. To support your liver increase your consumption of turmeric, basil, cardamom, chives, coriander, dill, garlic, orange peel, anise and thyme.

At BUMP we know nutrition and lifestyle are integral for enhancing fertility. Choosing fertile foods and a healthy lifestyle is the most important thing you can do for yourself. Take time to choose your foods, prepare your own meals and eat mindfully.

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