• Top Foods That Promote Fertility

    by Dr. Sylvia Siegfried
    on Jul 27th, 2016

(Originally Posted on Apr 14, 2016)

When it comes to your body, there are some things that you can control, and some things that you cannot. Genetics and family history will always play a role in your health, and there is very little that you can do about this. However, there are many aspects of your wellbeing that you can control, and your diet is one of them. Here are a few of the top foods that can give your fertility a boost, as well as your overall health.

Beans

Protein is important for your body when you’re pregnant, but it’s also essential when trying to get pregnant. However, where you get that protein from may be more important than you realize. Protein from animals may not be as beneficial as it is from sources like beans, tofu, and nuts, so start incorporating these into your meals if you’re trying to conceive.

Whole milk

Having healthy ovulation cycles are crucial to promoting fertility, and whole milk products will help with that. While you shouldn’t spend all day eating ice cream and drinking chocolate milk, incorporating one serving a day can prove to be beneficial. This is one time you can’t sub whole milk with other variations like skim, so enjoy the full flavor while you’re trying to get pregnant.

Dark carbs

Next time you’re at the grocery store be mindful of the carbs that you load into your cart. Be sure you are selecting whole wheat bread and pasta, as well as brown rice. The higher your blood sugar, the lower the chances of successfully conceiving is, so make sure you stay away from complex carbs to keep your reproductive hormones functioning the way they should be.

Veggies

Take the time to incorporate veggies into all of your meals because they will have some major nutrients that you need to keep your hormones balanced and your body healthy. Get a wide variety of vegetables to ensure that you’re getting the range of vitamins and minerals you need.

Chocolate and oysters

While chocolate may not combat infertility, it does help improve your sex drive. So next time you are ovulating, but just aren’t in the mood, you can prepare by increasing your intake of dark chocolate. Oysters have also been shown to increase your desire for intercourse. Plus, they have a lot of protein and zinc that your body will appreciate when trying to get pregnant.

What to avoid

When trying to get pregnant, be sure that you avoid trans fats, caffeine, and high mercury fish among other things. And remember that if you’re trying to have a baby, this is a very good time to change your diet to ensure that your body is strong and healthy for when you are eating for two.

If you have any questions about foods that can promote fertility or improve your overall health as a woman, ask the friendly and professional team at Palm Beach Obstetrics & Gynecology by calling 561-434-0111. You can also come by our locations at Lake Worth, Palm Beach Gardens, and West Palm Beach.

Author Dr. Sylvia Siegfried

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