Having high fertility increases the chances of conception. Did you know that eating some food increases your chances of conception? The food you eat plays a big role in your fertility.
Here are the top five foods that can boost your fertility:
• Wild salmon
Wild salmon fish is an excellent source of protein. Its notable ingredient is omega-3, a healthy-fat that is a building block for hormones. The ingredient is also vital for brain function and regulation of the body’s menstrual cycles. Menstrual cycle is important for every woman’s fertility hence the need to include it in your diet. Other sources of omega-3 like flax seeds and walnuts, are great too.
• Sunflower seeds and sunflower seed butter
Sunflower seeds are an excellent source of vitamin E. Vitamin E supplements boost male fertility. Specifically, they improve sperm count, boost sperm motility and improve DNA fragmentation. Sunflowers are also sources of other friendly fertility nutrients.
Sunflower seeds are also a good source of folate, selenium, zinc, omega 3 and 6. To get more nutrients you should sprinkle your sunflower seeds on your salad instead of the usual croutons.
Dark and leafy greens are rich sources of iron and folate. Iron is important for your menstrual cycle and promotes healthy egg development. Taking higher quantities of iron is important for preventing anemia. Folate is vital for the first weeks of conception as it supports the baby’s healthy development. It also helps in averting pregnancy complications.
• Orange juice and fresh grapefruit
Orange juice and fresh grapefruit are high in polyamine putrescine; putrescine improves egg and semen health. One study focused on the benefits of putrescine, older female rats were given water rich in putrescine just before and up to ovulation. The ovulated eggs had over 50% a reduction in chromosomal defects. The explanation is that putrescine helps egg and sperms cells to maintain their chromosomal integrity. High vitamin C levels in the grapefruit juices also help to maintain a hormonal balance.
Color-rich fruits such as blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and pomegranates are not only rich in vitamin C, fiber and folate but are also rich in antioxidants that boost fertility in both sexes. Antioxidants reduce damage in our reproductive cells that is caused by toxins and free radicals in our body.
Boosting fertility starts with the food you take. Fertility foods have the nutrients that promote your reproductive health helping you get pregnant easily.