Top 4 Nutrients to Promote Fertility in Your Diet

(Originally Posted on Sep 3, 2015)

When you’re trying to get pregnant with no positive results, you probably start looking to areas in your life that can make you more fertile. Food is an area that many people turn towards. It offers necessary nutrients and can boost our mood, improve our health and make us feel better in general, so why wouldn’t it help improve our fertility rate? Here are the top nutrients to improve our odds of conception. 

B12

If you’re attempting to become pregnant, then foods that are rich in vitamin B12 will have a lot of health benefits for you. It makes sense that dairy would be one of those items that you need. You also get this fantastic vitamin from clams, liver, and many fish.

Vitamin D

Once again, check out the dairy section. Many cheeses, fatty fish and mushrooms can give you some added nutrients you need. You can also get a little sunshine, but always remember to wear plenty of sunscreen to protect your skin. This vitamin promotes bone health and keeps you strong.

Zinc

Zinc is a very important part of our daily diet and can really be great way to naturally heat things up in the bedroom. You can find this in oysters and lean beef, as well as supplements and other places. Talk to your doctor about the best options for getting a little more zinc in your diet.

Vitamin E

Men should be eating plenty of vitamin E when they want to improve the count of their sperm. Women also need a healthy dose of vitamin E when they want to improve their chances of conceiving. You can get this by eating almonds, kale hazelnuts, and many green veggies.

Foods to avoid

When you are trying to conceive, you might think that you don’t have to give anything up until you get pregnant, however, this is simply not the case. You want your body to be in the best condition possible. If you are having a hard time getting pregnant it is extremely important that you maintain a healthy weight. You don’t want to be under or over weight, and you should be getting the proper nutrients for your body.

You should also avoid alcohol for the most part. An occasional drink will be okay, but keep everything in moderation. Fish that have been linked to being high in mercury should also be avoided. And keep your trans fat count in check. These are not good for you at any time during pregnancy, but can be especially hindering to your health when you are trying to conceive.

Contact us today

Your health is not only important when you are trying to conceive a child, it is important when you become pregnant. All services we provide have the best interest of women’s health at heart. If you have any questions or concerns about trying to improve your fertility, don’t hesitate to contact us today at 561-434-0111. We always look forward to your call.

Author
Dr. Sylvia Siegfried

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