This is some simple advice on fertility diet, for those that are concerned for not being able to have a baby so far.
Some studies have revealed that there is a link between diet and fertility that may be crucial if you want to be more likely to become parents, so also the couples trying to have a child must therefore pay attention to what they eat.
Fertility Diet: Which Foods Should I Eat?
Many foods contain active substances that may be administered in the so-called idiopathic infertility (which is, you do not know the cause): vitamins B6 and B12, vitamin C, folic acid, vitamin E, vitamin D, selenium, bromelain and other enzymes.
Your weight can affect your ability to get pregnant, it is necessary that the woman is in normal weight...any change in loss or gain can indeed affect ovulation and pregnancy.
There are, however, some foods that help maintain a good relationship between diet and fertility, and are listed below:
- Fish: rich in omega 3 and zinc, helps the proper functioning of the reproductive system and contributes to the development of the nervous system of the fetus
- Zinc: present in fish, seafood, eggs, milk and meat, is essential in the production of sperm (read more about zinc and testosterone)
- Extra virgin olive oil: rich in vitamin E, which is useful for the proper hormonal balance, it is also a powerful antioxidant that can slow down the aging process
- Pasta, rice and whole wheat bread: to help avoid an excessive increase in blood glucose and insulin, thus upsetting the balances
- Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) : in addition to being consumed after cooking, or as an ingredient in soups, it is often used for the preparation of pastries, breakfast cereals, a variety of prepackaged foods and sweets. It is rich in all the amino acids that help promote fertility, including lysine (present in much less quantity also in maize, rice and wheat)
- Fruits and vegetables: rich in vitamins, enzymes, minerals and antioxidants, which protect cell membranes
- Garlic: contains sulfur, able to prevent infection in the ovaries, and selenium, which increases the sperm count and increases motility
- Asparagus: contain beta-carotene, iodine, potassium, zinc
- Red fruits: contain vitamin C in large quantities
- Cauliflower: it is rich in vitamins (folic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin C) that protect the eggs and sperm, also contains boron, which is able to raise the levels of estradiol
- Almonds: contain vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant, and arginine, which increases the number and motility of sperm
- Pineapple: contains bromelain, an enzyme that helps digestion
What to Avoid in a Fertility Diet
To try to control the balance between fertility and diet you need to avoid alcohol, which reduces the sperm count and their motility.
It also blocks ovulation and the absorption of zinc, a substance essential for the production of sperm.
It is also essential to limit the consumption of coffee, which can delay the conception, and to avoid smoking.
Diet plays an important role when it comes to being able to get pregnant, but it doesn't apply only to women.
Men also have to follow a fertility diet to increase the sperm count and motility. I know something about it because I've been there done that recently.
Everything worked out very well as I am father of a beautiful baby and the second one is coming!
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