Conceiving problems? Eat these Super-foods!

Conceiving problems? Eat these Super-foods!

It is an exciting and meanwhile depressing period that of waiting for the baby to come. I mean that period that you try conceiving and the wonder doesn’t happen. Has it happened to you? It happened to me. Everything was OK, but it seemed that it wasn’t the right moment, until I followed some advice regarding what to eat before conceiving. First of all you have to keep in mind that the sooner you start eating well, the more likely you are to get pregnant.

Stick to a balanced diet, to boost your chances of conceiving and of having a healthy baby.

Eat several servings of fruit, vegetables, grains such as whole wheat bread, and calcium-rich foods such as yogurt, cheese, and milk every day. Certain vitamins and nutrients — such as vitamins C and E, zinc, and folic acid — are important for making healthy sperm. Not getting enough nutrients can affect your periods, making it difficult to predict when you ovulate. And you may not ovulate at all if you’ve lost a drastic amount of weight or are obese.

Which are those foods which will boost your fertility?

Beans

are the magical fruit, but they’re also a fertility-boosting food. Women who eat a lot of plant protein were substantially less likely to have trouble  conceiving, according to researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health. So throw garbanzo beans into a salad, or make a vegetarian chili. Don’t like beans? Lentils, tofu, edamame, and nuts are good plant-based proteins as well.

Leafy green

like spinach, romaine, arugula, broccoli, and other dark leafy greens are high in folate, a B vitamin that a few studies have shown may improve ovulation. Be sure to share the salad with your guy; men who get higher doses of folate make healthier sperm, potentially reducing the chances of miscarriage or genetic problems in the baby.

Pumpkin seeds

are high in non-heme iron, the type of iron found in certain plant food and iron-fortified foods. One study found that women who regularly took an iron supplement (which is non-heme iron) were 40 percent less likely to have trouble getting pregnant than those who didn’t take iron. Toast pumpkin seeds in the oven for a crunchy (and baby-boosting) snack.

Whole wheat bread

Complex carbs take longer than refined ones to digest, helping to keep blood sugar (and insulin levels) stable. What does that have to do with getting pregnant? Increased insulin levels can disrupt reproductive hormones.

Wild Salmon

which is a cold-water fish is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which may help to regulate reproductive hormones and increase blood flow to the reproductive organs. Salmon is also lower in mercury than other fatty fish.

Photo credit: Parents. com

 

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