Foods that make you fertile
Are you planning for pregnancy in the coming days? Then I suggest that you should make some lifestyle and diet changes to improve your fertility and ovulation. There are numerous factors that control fertility like age and genetics, but there are some foods that can help improve your ovulatory function. There are many foods that are amazing for conception as they boost your fertility. Once you have made up your mind to conceive, then include these foods in your diet as they will help you conceive easily by increasing your fertility.
Here are the foods that will help you step into a happy and healthy pregnancy:
Fruits and Vegetables: Fruits and vegetables can improve your egg quality so load your half plate with fresh vegetables and fruits. Fruits like watermelon and asparagus contain glutathione that is important for egg quality. Fruits and vegetables are perfect for your cycle, it enhances your fertility. Kale is a vegetable that is important for estrogen metabolism. Vegetable juices with few fruits contain phytochemicals that enhance fertility. Eat roasted or sauteed vegetables during your meal as they have more nutrients than cooked vegetables.
Fats: include healthy and plant-based fats like olive oil, avocados, nuts, and grapeseed oil as it helps reduce inflammation in your body. Good fats promote regular ovulation and general fertility. Consuming a certain amount of monounsaturated fats like avocados during the IVF cycle, it can increase the conception rate by three and a half times. Avoid all types of foods containing trans fats like baked and packaged foods, snack foods, animal products, etc. Trans fats increase insulin resistance, which can result in metabolic disturbances that affect ovulation, so avoid trans fats and use healthy and good fats.
Complex Carbs: Include more complex carbs in your diet and limit highly processed carbs. Bad carbs that you consume like cakes, cookies, white bread, etc. turn into blood sugar. These carbs are not good for you as they inhibit ovulation.
Good carbs that are found in fruits, beans, whole grains, and vegetables are digested slowly and have a more gradual effect on insulin and blood sugar.
Unrefined grains contain fertility-friendly Vitamins like B and E along with fibre-like Buckwheat, which improves ovulation. Women suffering from hormonal disorders like PCOS need to cut back on gluten as it can create an inflammatory response that heightens C-reactive protein.
You can also try using grains like millet, amaranth, and quinoa as they will keep you fuller and help maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
Protein: Protein is a bodybuilding food that is very important for your body. Have more protein during this period and you can get it from sources like fish, chicken, pork, turkey, etc. You can also consume other protein sources like eggs, paneer, chia seeds, greek yoghurt, nuts, etc.as they will help enhance fertility. Plant protein from the bean, seeds, and tofu contain healthy fats that are low in calories and can help control insulin levels. Ovulatory disorders are cut down when you start consuming plant proteins.
Dairy: Make sure to consume two servings of full-fat dairy products every day like milk, yoghurt, paneer, or buttermilk. Low-fat products raise the risk of infertility so add whole milk to your tea instead of skimmed milk. However, many times dairy products are chemically manipulated, so if you face continued trouble conceiving then eliminate dairy altogether.
In addition to all these, I would advise you to cut down your sugar from your diet, especially sweet foods like mithais, doughnuts, cakes, chocolates, etc. Stay away from candies, juices, energy drinks, and desserts as they increase ovulatory infertility.
Drink tea, coffee, and alcohol in moderation as it can lead to dehydration. It is also important to exercise daily and keep your body fit and healthy before planning pregnancy as it will help you cope up with hormonal changes later on.
Lastly, enjoy everything in moderation as it is the key to a healthy lifestyle. Hope this article is helpful. 🙂
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