Boosting Fertility Naturally

smoking-cigaretteMany couples trying for a baby who struggle to conceive often go down the medical route and opt for expensive IVF treatment. But it’s proven that eating the correct foods could be just as effective and a lot more affordable. Whether it is the woman or the man with a fertility problem, if you are trying to conceive, it is essential that both partners try to eat as healthily as possible. Trying to conceive is a frustrating process but there are things you can do to increase your chance of success.

Smoking, drinking heavily, certain medications prescription or otherwise, can sometimes have an undesirable impact on fertility. An unhealthy lifestyle, poor diet and lack of physical activity will also reduce your chances of conceiving. A diet rich in essential vitamins and minerals will ensure that you have a greater chance of conceiving successfully.  For maximum sperm production and effective hormone function, you need a diet rich in essential vitamins and minerals, by making sure to include these foods in your diet it will dramatically increase your fertility;

Whole Grains

Complex carbohydrates like brown rice, whole wheats and oats are rich in Vitamins B and E. These vitamins boost healthy sperm production, cell reproduction and help to maintain hormone balance.

Red peppers, carrots, oatmeal, dried apricots

A Vitamin A deficiency can lower fertility and affect sperm motility, by eating foods with a large Vitamin A content such as red peppers, carrots, oatmeal and dried apricots it will help to produce healthy sperm and improve the movement.

Peas, cooked tomatoes, asparagus and strawberries

The vitamin C found in these foods aid the motility and viability (the speed and how efficiently the sperm swim). The antioxidants also help to increase sperm count by helping to decrease the amount of harmful free radicals in the body.

Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds are full of zinc and essential fatty acids that boost the reproduction system. It is recommended to eat or add half a cup of Pumpkin seeds a day to your food to achieve the full benefit.

Avocado

Avocado is a potent antioxidant that improves the quality and quantity of sperm. It is one of the richest natural sources of Vitamin E and unsaturated fats which is vital for healthy hormone functioning

Full Fat Dairy Products

It may seem like an unhealthy choice but the abundant supply of calcium in full fat dairy products are great for healthy strong bones, the blood and the nervous system. Making full fat milk an effective way of boosting fertility.

Honey

Honey is a very well-known fertility booster; it is naturally rich in amino acids and minerals that keeps your reproductive system functioning normally making you more fertile.

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