Nutrition For FertilityJanuary 20, 2018
Fitness For FertilityFebruary 2, 2018
In part two of our Nutrition For Fertility blog, we are adding more of our favourite fertility boosting foods.
Eating fertility foods is one of a number of natural ways to increase fertility. Fertility foods will not only increase fertility but will also nurture the health of your baby from the get go:
(For fertility food no’s 1-7, read our previous blog first)
Avocados are packed with essential minerals, vitamins, essential fats and protein. They are a wonderful source of vitamin E which has been shown to be beneficial in improving endometrial lining ( lining of your uterus) and can assist with embryo implantation (which is how a fertilised eggs become a fetus).
Avocados are also an excellent source of folate and because of this is such an important fertility food! Avoes alongside a great quality folic acid supplement can help prevent spina bifida.
Avocado sliced on rye toast, topped with cherry tomatoes, basil and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil (optional: add a boiled egg)
So we all know that oysters have the reputation of romance shenanigans right? But did you know they can also boost your fertility?
The oyster (Nature’s Viagra) is one of nature’s most concentrated source of zinc, a nutrient crucial for conception. Zinc deficiency can wreak havoc with your menstrual cycle and slow the production of good-quality eggs and both are not good for fertility.
We understand that not everyone loves oysters, so for those too squeamish to slurp down an oyster, you can find small amounts of zinc in beef, poultry, dairy, nuts, eggs and whole grains.
Fresh oysters, freshly squeezed lemon juice, black pepper and a dollop of wasabi paste (as an alternative to tabasco sauce) – yummmmmm!
- Dark Chocolate:
Dark chocolate has wonderful benefits for fertility. Dark chocolate contains flavonoids and arginine elevates your mood and promote blood flow to the uterus and ovaries. It is also an antioxidant rich superfood! And the fact that dark chocolate is delicious, makes this “fertility booster” all the more a sweeter deal (pun very much intended).
Homemade moist dark chocolate brownies with vanilla or salted caramel ice-cream
Spicy foods containing red chili peppers increases blood flow around the body including the reproductive system. Chilis stimulate endorphin production which increases the chance of conception and is considered a top fertility food.
We are currently obsessed with pineapple and chilli sorbet! YUM!
Yes we know we posted about pineapples last week but we love the pineapple! This spunky fruit is also the universal symbol of friendship, warmth and welcome over decades. However, recently, it has taken on a new meaning, as tt has become the globally recognized symbol of good luck in the TTC (trying to conceive) community, which holds a very special place in our hearts!
Pineapples are known as one of the best natural source of the mineral Manganese.
Manganese activates enzymes in the body that trigger production of various reproductive hormones. Low levels of manganese are associated with difficulty conceiving.
It’s Friday afternoon and all we can think about is starting the weekend off with a Pineapple Coconut Mojito!
Fertility boosting foods should be eaten as close to their natural form as possible. Consume fresh, unprocessed, grass-fed organic foods, and avoid refined sugars completely.
EDSA’s mantra is, always eat food made with love; food you have lovingly bought and lovingly prepared, that will assist with boosting your moods as well as your fertility!
Contact us now with any questions you may have regarding fertility concerns.
Love EDSA xx