Fertility Friendly Foods


As you begin your ttc (trying to conceive) journey, you are probably gathering information about charting your cycle, figuring out how to get the most accurate results from ovulation kits and stocking up on pregnancy tests. 
 
However, another easy way to help get to your body ready for pregnancy has to do with the food you have in your cupboards and refrigerator. Did you know that there are actually foods that are considered fertility friendly?
 
To begin with, you are going to want to stock up on foods that are rich in folic acid. An easy way to do this is to make sure your shopping cart is full of green leafy vegetables. The vitamins found in vegetables such as spinach are believed to improve sperm quality in men and encourage ovulation in women!
 
If your diet currently includes low fat dairy products, you are going to want to make some changes here as well. Studies have found that women who have a serving of dairy products that are high in fat increase their odds of becoming pregnant. So, while you are ttc, treat yourself to that bowl of ice cream after dinner!
 
Whole grains are also important to include in you and your spouse’s ttc diet.  The vitamins B and E found in these foods are great for helping to produce cells and regulate the hormones needed for healthy eggs and sperm.
 
To give your reproductive system a boost and to improve your husband’s sperm, you will also want to make sure you are both eating plenty of oily fish. The fatty acids and omegas 3 and 6 are essential for healthy pregnancies!
 
 
Two of the less talked about fertility foods are garlic and honey. If you love garlic in your foods, you will not only be helping to boost your fertility, but will also be helping regulate your hormones. If your husband also is fond of garlic in his foods, he will be protecting himself against sperm containing chromosomal damage. It is the selenium found in garlic that makes it a fertility friendly food!
 
And lastly, believe it or not, honey is a wonderful addition to your ttc diet! Honey contains many amino acids and minerals that help keep your reproductive system healthy.
 
So as you are planning a balanced diet to get ready for your ttc journey, make sure to include; honey, garlic, green leafy veggies, whole grains, dairy and fish to the shopping list!!

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send me message on garlic

Benny — Mar 22, 2011
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send many tips on garlic to help me know how to use garlic

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