9 Foods to Increase Your Fertility | Acheloa Wellness
Updated: Dec 9, 2020
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine by thy food.” – Hippocrates.
Studies suggest that up to 80% of women suffer from hormonal imbalances that lead to everything from infertility and acne to sleep deprivation and low libido.
Whether you are thinking of having a baby or just being generally healthier, there are foods that can encourage your body to function better. Below are 9 foods that will help strengthen your body inside and out. To easily incorporate these foods into your diet, I’ve included simple recipe ideas that will have you redefining how you eat. Bon appetit!
Foods rich in iron can be good to eat during menstruation. Leafy greens such as spinach are great to try.
Easy recipe ideas: pestos and smoothies
Beans and legumes
Pregnant and looking for a healthy source of protein and fiber? Beans and legumes are healthy, meat-free sources to clean and revitalize your intestines.
Easy recipe ideas: stews and hummus
Did you know that eggs are a good source of choline, which is pivotal for pregnant women during their baby’s development? Time to savor brunch!
Easy recipe ideas: shakshuka or mid-day snack
A Harvard study shows that switching to vegetable protein sources can help with a woman’s #ovulation.
Easy recipe ideas: quinoa salad or steamed edamame
Cruciferous veggies like cauliflower contain a phytonutrient that metabolizes estrogen. Think of it as a hormone cleanser.
Easy recipe ideas: Cauliflower steak or cauliflower rice
Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fats and Vitamin E for enhanced reproductive health.
Easy recipe ideas: drizzle extra virgin olive oil over salads or roasted vegetables
Pumpkin seeds are rich in zinc, an important fertility mineral. These little seeds assist with cell division and progesterone production.
Easy recipe ideas: sprinkle over salads or incorporate into a trail mix.
Bananas contain both potassium and Vitamin B6, a vitamin that regulates the body’s hormones and menstrual cycle. It also facilitates healthy egg development.
Easy recipe ideas: banana “ice cream” or grilled bananas
Chia seeds contain Omega 3 fatty acids, which regulate hormones, promote ovulation, and improve uterine health.
Easy recipe ideas: chia seed pudding or chia seed lemonade
Curious to learn about other fertility foods, tips and protocols that can positively impact the health of you and your (future) offspring? Click here to speak with a member from our team to learn how you can fuel your body and mind as you prepare for pregnancy. Wishing you abundant health and happiness.