If you’ve been trying to get pregnant for a while, you probably already know some foods that can boost your fertility.
Here I want to share with you my 6 favourite fertility-boosting foods that I found to be working like charm for those trying to conceive.
How Fertility-Boosting Foods Actually Work?
You see, your body needs certain macro- and micro-nutrients to work properly. Whenever you’re deficient in these nutrients your body becomes out of balance.
And by macro-nutrients I mean protein, carbs and fats and by micro-nutrients, I mean vitamins and minerals.
Both macro-and micro-nutrients you get from food. Some minerals and vitamins your body can produce. Though if that’s the case, you body will use internal resources and leave you deficient in other nutrients.
Therefore, it’s important to eat a well-balanced diet.
On top of that, your body has a very gentle hormonal balance. Our environment and foods can definitely disturb this balance.
Therefore, it’s important to understand what nutrient deficiencies your body in order to properly fill in the gap.
Also, some foods (like the ones that I’ll name you below) offer extra nutrient support that will give an extra kick to your hormonal balance and reproductive potential.
So what are my 6 favourite fertility-boosting foods?
My 6 Favourite Fertility-Boosting Foods
Walnuts are the only nuts that contain the omega-3 fatty acid, alpha-linolenic acid (or ALA).
ALA is converted in the body to DHA, which is a very important nutrient for moms-to-be as it is essential for proper fetal brain development.
Also, they contain magnesium, which helps in producing progesterone and increasing blood supply to the uterus.
2. Black sesame seeds
Sesame Seeds are an amazing source of iron and calcium and contain the highest level of protein compared to all other seeds and nuts.
As most women tend to be iron deficient, adding sesame seeds into your diet is a great way to build iron and create a more fertile environment in your body.
Seaweed is packed with nutrients that help enrich the liver, kidneys, bladder, and adrenals which are organs vital to fertility health.
Blue-green algae, chlorella and spirulina regulate metabolism and help repair tissues.
Beans are a lean protein and are full of iron. Low iron levels can result in anovulation, which is when ovulation does not produce a healthy egg.
They are also a good source of fibre. Getting enough fibre in your diet is key to a healthy hormonal balance.
5. Organ meats
Organ meats such as liver, particularly from cow, is loaded with fertility-boosting nutrients.
One serving of cow liver (68 grams) contains:
- 431% of the daily value of vitamin A
- 800% of the recommended value of vitamin B12
- 137% of your daily value of riboflavin, another important B vitamin
- 43% of your daily value of folate (the naturally occurring form of folic acid)
- 35% of your daily value of selenium
- 290 mg of choline (Choline may reduce the risk of birth defects.)
- 24% of your daily value of zinc, a mineral important for semen health
- Naturally high in coenzyme Q10, which may boost egg quality and sperm motility
So make sure to add cow liver into your diet.
Wheatgrass contains high levels of folic acid, chlorophyll, and essential vitamins and functions as a body cleanser.
It also helps fight free radicals in your body that affect your egg quality.
On top of that, it helps balance your pH level so your body becomes more receptive to sperm.
There’re a lot of fertility-boosting foods that can help you support your hormonal balance and reproductive function.
However it’s important to understand what deficiencies you currently have so you can benefit from the extra support that fertility-boosting foods can offer.