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Fertility boosting foods

food-for-fertility11Seaweed: Seaweed is packed with nutrients that help enrich the liver, kidneys, bladder, and adrenals which are organs vital to fertility health.

Salmon: Salmon is full of Omega-3 Fatty Acids which are proven to regulate blood flow to the reproductive organs.

Figs: Figs contain a lot of iron, which are important for healthy eggs and ovulation.

Oysters: Oysters have been known to increase libido, but oysters can also be a great source for fertility because they are packed with zinc, which increases the production of good-quality eggs.

Berries: Any kind of berries are good at protecting eggs from damage and aging because they are full of antioxidants. Strawberries have been linked to naturally increasing a woman’s libido.

Beans: Beans are a lean protein and are full of iron, which helps to increase fertility and libido.

Leafy Greens: Dark leafy greens such as spinach, romaine, arugula, and broccoli are high in folate, a B vitamin that has been shown to improve ovulation. Leafy greens also naturally increase a woman’s libido.

Maca Root: Maca root increases fertility in men and women by increasing energy, boosting the immune system, and providing vital minerals and nutrients.

Yams:  Yams have an ovulation stimulating substance that can help boost fertility.

Vegetables and Fruits: Eating up to three servings a day of fresh fruits and vegetables is important for any diet, but especially important when trying to conceive.

Foods to Avoid

Soy: Soy contains a compound very similar to estrogen which can cause estrogen levels to be too high and can negatively affect fertility.

 Alcohol: It is a good idea to limit your alcohol intake to one or two servings of alcohol while trying to conceive.

Sugar: Consuming refined sugar, such as high fructose corn syrup, can cause blood sugar spikes which can negatively affect the reproductive system as well as the rest of the body.

Saturated fats: It is important to avoid eating saturated fats when trying to conceive because they increase oestrogen levels, which can cause infertility.


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