If you are thinking of starting a new TTC (Trying To Conceive) Campaign or you already started one, you need to know certain facts about fertility.

You can get pregnant no matter what you eat or don’t eat. But research has shown that your fertility can be affected, negatively or positively by what you eat. Speaking of food, find the following as pre-natal vitamins that can boost conception. 

Dairy: Adding dairy products to your diet is good, not only for bone health but also potentially for your reproductive health. Sticking to low-fat dairy products is best to help maintain your weight or help lose weight as applicable.

Lean animal protein: Let’s talk about (lean) turkey, chicken and beef. These protein sources are iron-rich. In fact, studies show that women who increase their iron intake during the preconception period have a higher fertility rate than women who are iron-deficient.  

Fatty fish: These have high levels of omega-3 fatty acids. Including them in your diet allows for increased blood flow to reproductive organs and may help to regulate reproductive hormones.

Complex carbs: Take carbs of the complex kind (whole grains, beans, vegetables, and fruits) as opposed to the refined varieties (white bread, white rice, refined cereal, sugary treats). Complex carbs take longer to digest and don’t cause spikes in insulin levels they may also promote regular ovulation.

Oysters: The oyster, popularly known as nature’s answer to Viagra is a concentrated source of Zinc, a nutrient that’s crucial for conception. Zinc deficiency can disrupt the menstrual cycle and slow the production of good quality eggs. Not a fan of oysters? Find zinc in smaller amounts in other foods, including beef, poultry, dairy, nuts, eggs, whole grains, and legumes.

Berries: Think raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries. Packed with antioxidants, they protect your body from cell damage and cell aging and this includes your reproductive cells.

Foods To Avoid:

  • High Mercury Fish
  • Trans Fat
  • Caffeine Bottom line is; maintain a nutritious, balanced diet. Fueling your diet with junk or fast food will have no positive impact on your fertility when trying to conceive.


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