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Super Diet for Fertility

It is a well-known fact, that individuals who lead a more health-conscious lifestyle with a high protein diet, rich in antioxidants, have high fertility rates and likely to conceive sooner than others. This also includes a well maintained physical and mental health. A well balanced and nutritional pre-pregnancy diet is an essential aspect for men and women to support successful conception. Men and women need to be very much aware of what they are and are not eating, to increase fertility and thereby increase their chances of having a baby.

Pre-conception nutrition guidelines for women and men:-

Folic acid: Prevents any serious congenital disabilities of the spinal cord and the brain.

Iron: Iron in the blood increases fertility. Make sure to include iron-rich foods in your diet.

Fish: Fish with lower levels of mercury is a safer choice to intake pre-and-during pregnancy.

Caffeine: Some believe that large amounts of caffeine can have an impact on fertility and could also be a cause for miscarriages during pregnancy. It is best to consume caffeine in moderation.

Hydrate: Drink plenty of fluids and low-fat dairy. Reduce the intake of alcohol or carbonated beverages.

Zinc: Increases the sperm count and improves fertility in men. This mineral also effectively reduces stress.

Folate: An important mineral that men should consume to increase fertility. Dark green vegetables like broccoli and spinach, beans and lentils are high in folate.

Calcium: Increases the mobility and motility of the sperm. Calcium-rich food like milk and yoghurt should do the trick.

Both men and women should maintain a healthy BMI level between 20 to 25. Elevated BMI in men usually reduces fertility due to lower testosterone levels. Elevated BMI in females leads to problems with egg formation and embryo implantation.

In addition to the above, vitamin D must also be consumed along with food that is extremely rich in antioxidants such as blueberries, raspberries, oranges, spinach, beets, broccoli, walnuts, pistachios, and barley. It is also best to let your doctor know if you are taking any additional dietary or herbal supplements that are meant to boost your fertility.

Eating in the right quantities and at the right time is important. Skipping meals frequently or starvation can promote infertility in women.

Not only through a controlled and well-balanced diet, but one can also increase fertility by staying physically active on a regular basis. Mild to moderate aerobic exercise no more than 4 to 6 hours per week is regarded as healthy. An intense level of workout that reduces a woman’s body fat can have problems with proper reproductive hormonal functioning during ovulation. Excess body fat can also result in the same. It is important to maintain a body fat of 20% of total body weight, in women.

For men to increase their level of fertility, it is important for them to reduce or entirely stop their intake of nicotine, alcohol or drugs, which may cause erectile dysfunction and reduce the natural sperm count.

An effective nutrition program that has been customized specifically to your needs is deemed extremely valuable. Consult our fertility experts to maintain a balanced diet.

 
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