The Right Foods To Encourage Fertility!
You might have read so many diet plans to boost fertility, you might have tried them all, but still failed to get pregnant. Almost all posts that talk about infertility provide a free diet plan for the reader to follow. I’m not going to tell you what to eat on Monday and what to avoid on Tuesday, I’m going to keep this simple and to the point.
Red Meat, Fish & Poultry
Lean clean organic meats and poultry are advised. You must avoid eating raw or under-cooked meat, fish or poultry because they contain a high amount of listeria – a bacteria linked to an increased risk on unplanned abortion. Remember, before eating meat, fish or poultry, heat it up.
According to Shasta, whole fat organic dairy is advised especially in form of yogurt.
Whole Grain & Processed Sugars
Whole grain, low glycemic, slow burning organic and preferably gluten free grains are advised. It all depends on how you want to manage and maintain your health and weight.
There have lately been a lot of controversies relating to aspartame and MSG, but scientific research hasn’t yet been able to prove that they’re harmful. If controversies worry you, limit or eliminate these from your diet.
Omega-3 Fatty Oils
Some people swear by Omega-3. They believe that it helps with male infertility and endometriosis. Nevertheless I suggest that you eat no more than 12 ounces of fish each week and limit canned tuna. Avoid fishes that have a high level of mercury such as swordfish, shark, king mackerel, grouper etc.
It has been noted that soy does in fact decrease fertility and it may disturb thyroid functionality therefore my advice is that you limit it severely or eliminate it from your diet altogether.
When it comes to fats, oils and sweets, severely limit and use sparingly. You might not like the weight gain it brings about apart from the weight you will naturally gain through pregnancy! Milk, yoghurt, cheese, meat, poultry, fish, dry beans, eggs and nuts should be limited to 2 – 3 servings. As for fruits the recommended serving is around 2 – 4 while veggies are between 3 and 5. You can have 6 – 10 servings of bread, pasta, cereal and rice. Remember, no fad diets!
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