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The Best Fertility Diet

August 21, 2017

 

The most important thing anyone can do for their fertility and their overall health is to eat a healthy diet. The problem is that there are many differing opinions on what is considered to be a healthy diet, especially one that will not only keep you well, but will boost your fertility and help you get pregnant, and stay pregnant.

 

Here is what I have found to be the best advice for the kind of diet that will help you feel good, and improve your chances of conceiving:

 

1. Make your meals be at least 50% vegetables and/or fruits. 

This is one of the simplest things to do to improve your personal health. Look at your plate, on at least half of it, put a bunch of vegetables. Add a salad, if you like. Eat those greens, and the oranges and purples and yellows. Vegetables in particular are packed with the nutrients that support healthy eggs and sperm.

 

2. Drink at least 6 glasses of pure water every day.

Water is the best beverage to drink, bar none. It improves your skin, your digestion, and your circulation. It will also improve your energy.

 

3. Eliminate caffeine.

Whether it's coffee, or tea, or chocolate, or a caffeinated soda pop, the best thing you can do is to stop using it. It's a drug, and it's hard on your liver, making it more likely for you to experience hormone imbalances. Caffeine consumption is also linked to recurrent pregnancy loss. If you have suffered even one miscarriage, I know you don't want to ever experience another one. 

 

4. Ditch the dairy.

Dairy wreaks havoc on thyroid function, and can have a bad effect on other glandular tissues in the body, such as ovaries, breasts, and prostate. It is the one food I find is negatively correlated with increasing your chances of conception. 

 

5. Favor plant-based proteins.

Beans, chickpeas, lentils, and other legumes are the best ways to get the protein and other phyto-nutrients you need to be at your fertile best. I recommend you eat primarily plant-based at least 4 days out of 7. 

 

6. Avoid refined carbohydrates.

Basically, it's all of the foods that are made from flour: bread, pasta, crackers, wraps, bagels, cake, cookies, etc. It's best to eat the unrefined (unprocessed) carbs such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, squashes, brown rice, quinoa, buckwheat, millet, and barley. The unrefined carbohydrates will fill you up and keep your mood up as well.

 

7. Sit down, and eat slowly. Enjoy your food, savor each bite. Put your fork or spoon down while you chew. When you sit down to have a meal, you are doing a beautiful thing. You are nourishing your body and your mind. Take the time you need to slow yourself down and relax. 

 

 

 

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