Trying To Conceive? Eat These Top Fertility Diet Foods
Trying to get pregnant?
If you want to start a family of your own, it’s important that you consider the foods that you’re eating on a daily basis.
You want to be putting foods into your system that will help enhance your reproductive system and also ensure that if you do get pregnant, those initial first weeks of your baby’s life (when you often don’t know yet you are pregnant) are well nourished.
There are certain foods that do hold fertility boosting powers, so let’s talk about a few of them here today so that you know what to put on your menu.
Add Healthy Oils
The first thing you’ll want to be doing is adding in some healthy oils.
Women who have diets that are too low in fat may struggle to keep their reproductive hormones at optimal levels.
Choosing olive and coconut oil for instance to sauté your vegetables in is the perfect way to bring more healthy fats into your pregnancy diet plan.
In addition to that, also try sprinkling small amounts of nuts and seeds on salads or as a quick snack throughout the day to get your intake up.
Grass Fed Beef
While you should aim to move away from eating too much animal-based protein as that can lower your fertility levels, that doesn’t mean you should cut it out completely.
Grass fed beef is an excellent source of both zinc and iron, something that those who are trying to conceive definitely need enough of.
Iron is found in food in two forms, heme and non-heme iron. Heme iron, which makes up 40% of the iron in meat, poultry, and fish, is well absorbed.
Non-heme iron, which represents 60% of the iron in animal tissue and all the iron in plants (fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts) is less well absorbed.
As such, it’s important to include 2-3 servings of grass fed beef each week.
Adding some spinach to your diet is also a great way to help boost your fertility level.
Spinach is rich in vitamin C and A, both powerful antioxidants that will help keep your body healthy to aid in conception.
Additionally, it’s also a good source of folate, which is a must for any woman expecting a baby in the coming months or year ahead.
Adding an assortment of brightly colored fruits and vegetables, not just spinach, is a very wise move.
Aim for at least 7 servings per day of vegetables and 2-3 fruits during this time.
Excellent options include berries, oranges, peppers, cabbage, and kale.
Organic Free Range Eggs
Finally, make sure to get some organic free range eggs from time to time, but make sure they are properly cooked.
They’re not to be eating raw in any form (to avoid potential salmonella bacteria poisoning), particularly when you actually become pregnant.
Eggs are another great source of protein, so will help you get your intake up and are also a rich source of choline, which is needed to help foster proper brain function in a developing baby while also helping to lower the risk for birth defects.
Choline is a nutrient that many women are naturally low in, so it’s a must to pay attention to.
You can also get choline from cauliflower, so that’s another food that’s a must-add to your diet.
Do keep in mind however that eggs still trump cauliflower, containing 75% more choline per serving.
So keep these foods in mind if you are trying to get pregnant.
If there was ever a time to focus on eating healthy, wholesome foods, now is it.
Also make sure that your partner is doing the same as his fertility will also come into play when trying to conceive.