The Top 10 Superfoods to Increase Fertility
If you and your partner have been trying to conceive for sometime, Superfood Mania recommends that you visit your doctor to determine whether there are any medical issues or nutrient deficiencies that you many need to look into. After you and your partner have been given the green light, the next thing to do is to improve your diet.
There are several superfoods that both men and women should enjoy every day to increase their fertility. However, no food is a magic bullet for this type of issue. It is also important to cut out all white sugars and flours, chemical and preservatives as these types of foods rob our bodies of the nutrients that we need to be healthy enough to reproduce.
Here are the top ten superfoods that you should enjoy every day to increase fertility and the chances of getting pregnant.
1. Cod Liver Oil
Cod liver oil is a very rich source of Vitamin D and it supports the production of estrogen in both women and men. Estrogen is crucial for insulin production and key to regulating all cell growth. It also regulates insulin in your body so that it is in top shape for producing healthy sperm an ovum. Col Liver oil also contains Vitamin A, which helps the body efficiently absorb its Vitamin D. Vitamin A is also necessary for optimum fertility levels.
2. Free Range Eggs
Eggs contain a full protein but when you eat free-range eggs you are consuming two thirds more Vitamin A then regular eggs and seven times more beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is crucial to prevent celiac disease, diabetes and other conditions of poor health that sabotage fertility.
3. Sunflower Seeds
The current RDA for both men and women for Vitamin E is 15 mg for both men and women, but if you consume a handful of sunflower seeds you get 35 mg per 3.75 oz. This is a fat-soluble vitamin that has an ingredient known as tocopherol, which in Greek means, “to bring forth a child.”
Caviar and most types of fish roes are very rich sources of Vitamin K2, which is a vitamin that many Americans are short of. This compound helps the body absorb Vitamins A and D, which are essential to keep the sexual organs and sex drive in good shape. Caviar is also high in Vitamin D and Vitamin E.
5. Organic Grass-fed Dairy Products
Grass fed dairy products are those where the milk from grass fed cows is used in a variety of products such as yogurt, milk and cottage cheese. These organic foods are a good source of the fat-soluble vitamins that keep both male and female bodies supported by ample amounts of A, D K2 and E.
Fermented dairy products such as Kefir are rich sources of long-chain conjugated acids that help keep your DNA, and your future child’s DNA, healthy. Kefir is also a good source beneficial bacteria that can help keep your gut healthy. Kefir is sold in the dairy department next to the yogurt. Beware of buying a brand that contains too much sugar.
Maca is a potent ancient remedy for infertility and impotence. It is an adaptogen that boosts immunity, energy and vitality in general. It is related to the broccoli, radish and watercress family and grows in the Andes mountains. It is best consumed in the powdered form in a smoothie. Studies has shown that Maca increases the production of sperm.
8. Royal Jelly
Royal Jelly contains bee pollen, which contains fifty percent more protein than beef as well as all of the B vitamins. It helps women who may be suffering from fertility issues due to endometriosis or fibroids. It has been used for centuries to increase sperm production in men. This food can be bought as a supplement and added to foods or eaten by the teaspoonful. Please ensure that you do have an allergy to pollen before using royal jelly.
Kale is rich in Vitamin A, C, calcium, iron, potassium and folic acid. Folic acid is needed for women to conceive and also is needed to produce a fetus without neural defects.
Spinach is high in both iron and folic acid, which makes it the ideal fertility food for both women and men. Eating your spinach is particularly important for women who have low iron levels as they are more prone to experiencing ovulatory infertility. To increase the iron absorption from spinach and eat it with fresh foods that are full of Vitamin C such as oranges, broccoli, strawberries or green peppers.