How Nutrition Can Help Boost Fertility

Fertility issues affects up to 15% of couples luckily there are few natural ways to increase your fertility and become pregnant faster. In fact, diet and lifestyle change can help boost fertility by up to 69%.

Here are some natural ways to help boost fertility and get pregnant faster

 

 

EAT FOOD THAT ARE RICH IN ANTIOXIDANTS

Antioxidants like folate and zinc may improve fertility for both men and women. Antioxidant deactivate the free radical in your body. Which can damage both sperm and egg cells. One study of young, adult men found that eating 75 grams of antioxidant rich walnuts per day improved sperm quality. Foods such as fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains are packed full of beneficial antioxidants like vitamin C and E folate, beta- carotene and lutein.

 

 

EAT A BIGGER BREAKFAST

Eating a substantial breakfast may help women with fertility problems. One study found that eating a larger breakfast may improve the hormonal effects of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a major cause of infertility. However it’s important to note that increasing the size of your breakfast without reducing the size of your evening meal is likely to lead to weight gain.

 

 

AVOID TRANS FATS

Eating healthy fat every day is important for boosting fertility. However,  trans fats are associated with an increased risk of ovulatory infertility, due to their negative effects on insulin sensitivity. Trans fats are commonly found in hydrogenated vegetable oils and are usually present in some margarine fried foods, processed products and baked goods. A large observational study found that a diet higher in Trans fats and lower in unsaturated fat was linked to infertility. Choosing trans fats instead of monounsaturated fat may increase the risk of ovulatory infertility by 31% eating trans fats instead of carbs may increase this risk by 73%.

 

 

CUT DOWN ON CARBS

Following a lower –carb diet is generally recommended for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Lower –carb diets may help you maintain a healthy weight, reduce insulin levels and encourage fat loss, all while helping menstrual regularity. One large observational study found that as carb intake increased the risk of infertility also increased. In another study women who ate more carbs had a 78% greater risk of ovulatory infertility than those who followed a lower carb diet.

 

 

EAT MORE FIBER

Fiber helps your body get rid of excess hormones and keep blood sugar balanced. Some examples of high fiber foods are whole grains, fruits, vegetables and beans. Certain types of fiber can help remove excess estrogen by binding to it in the intestines. The excess estrogen is than removed from the body as a waste products. One study found that eating 10 grams more cereal fiber per day was associated with 44% lower risk of ovulatory infertility among women older than 32 years.

 

NOTE: Good nutrition is vital for a healthy body and reproductive system. In fact studies have shown that eating a nutritious diet and making positive lifestyle changes can help boost fertility and prepare your body for pregnancy. What’s more, how you choose to live and eat today will influence sperm and egg quality. If you’re trying to get pregnant, it’s important that you begin making healthy nutrition and lifestyle choices today.

 

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