When you are trying to get pregnant, your first stop should be a simple one: your diet. Making sure that you are eating a healthy diet is a great way to increase and improve your fertility. Nutrition plays a huge role in all body processes, including fertility. Read on for some foods that are good for increasing your fertility.
Beans & Legumes: Beans and legumes are a great fertility boosting food. A recent study showed that women who ate a high amount of animal protein were 39% more likely to have fertility problems, but women who ate a lot of plant proteins, were less likely to have fertility issues.
Green Veggies: You already know that leafy green veggies are good for you, but did you know that they are super good for your fertility as well? Spinach, Broccoli, romaine, and other dark, leafy greens are super high in folate, which can help to improve ovulation. In fact, share these greens with your mate, because men who get a lot of folate also have improved sperm.
Ice Cream (and other full fat dairy): Studies show that one to two servings per day of full fat dairy or whole milk products can protect against ovulatory infertility. Make sure you opt for the good rstuff, however, since skim and low fat milk products can actually do the opposite. Replace one low fat milk item per day with a full fat version to help reap the fertility benefits.
Whole Grains: Whole wheat bread and pasta, brown rice and other whole grains are complex carbs, which can help to regulate reproductive hormones. Plus, they are just all around better for your body. Make sure to choose whole grains whenever possible for the best fertility benefits.
Olive Oil: Olive oil and other monounsaturated fats he;p to decrease inflammation in the body. This can help with ovulation, conception, and early embryo development.
Fish: Salmon and other cold water fish are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, and can help to regulate reproductive hormones. Make sure to stay away from fish like swordfish, king mackerel and shark if you are trying to get pregnant, since the EPA warns against that.