Trying to get pregnant and fertility diet are and always will be very actual and discussed topics among the women who decided to become moms. According to studies, proper nutirion, moderate workouts, refusal of bad habits significantly improve both your and your man’s reproductive system and encourage conception of the baby you’ve desired so much. Try to eat natural products as much as possible and exclude all the possible chemical additives.
So what do you need to eat to get pregnant?
Oily fish. Red fish or other kinds of fatty marine fish enrich body with omega-3 fatty acids. This is omega-3 that helps blood flow to the uterus. And it is very important both for conception and childbearing. Moreover, fish is the source of high quality protein. 93-98% of fatty fish protein (salmon, tuna, sardines, mackerel) is digested compared to 87-89% of meat protein.
Nuts are rich in folic acid and vegetable protein necessary for a fetal development. Besides, nuts contain vegetable fats, which are the main source of vitamin E.
Due to a great number of vitamins and minerals nuts improve count and quality of sperm, increase the body’s stress resistance.
Selenium in the nuts promotes the maturation of gametes. Brazil nuts contain the largest amount of selenium among all other foods. A small amount of these nuts (1-2 a day) can boost testosterone levels naturally, but selenium overdose is dangerous.
Nuts (mostly peanuts) contain a large number of “male mineral” zinc, which is necessary to improve the quality of sperm. Zinc also promotes the maturation of both male and female germ cells and supports a proper fetal development.
Nuts, especially cashew, are a good source of vitamin A, which is also responsible for the human reproductive system. By the way, your doctor can recommend you take this vitamin three months before getting pregnant.
Nuts are also rich in vitamins A, B2, B1, as well as iron, zinc, phosphorus, and calcium. These vitamins promote the exchange of proteins and fatty acids in your body, as well as decrease the level of cholesterol in blood, strengthen the immune system, help to normalize function of the cardiovascular system, and all these are a guarantee of successful pregnancy.
Milk. If you decided to conceive a baby, milk should be a part of your everyday diet, because it contains calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, sodium, potassium, citric and hydrochloric acids, and many other.
Benefits of conception. According to scientists (University of Michigan) calcium is promotes the motor activity of sperm cells and is essential for fetal development. Women, planning to conceive, are recommended to take 1000 mg of calcium per day or drink three glasses (200 ml) of milk.
Milk is the source of animal protein rich in amino acids. Milk proteins deliver vitally important components to the tissues. Whey proteins have antiviral and antibacterial functions.
Not so long ago the effect of dairy products on the ability to conceive was studied. It was found that intake of a large amount of low-fat dairy products can result in ovulation disorders and infertility, and fatty dairy products on the contrary reduce the risk of ovulatory infertility.
Cereal products. Whole wheat bread, bran, buckwheat (desirably not roasted one) are very useful products for conception. These products contain folic acid. A steamed buckwheat helps to increase hemoglobin level. Moreover, if you eat whole wheat bread instead of white bread and pastry you won’t overweight during pregnancy.
Fruits and vegetables. You should eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day: 3 servings of vegetables and 2 ones of fruits (1 fruit or vegetable is 1 serving).
Especially useful are the vegetables that contain folic acid: fresh greens, cabbage, beets, carrots, potatoes with skin, peas, beans.
Vegetables and fruits rich in vitamin C like citrus, kiwi and currant are necessary for men because they reduce the risk of damaged sperm production. It’s recommended that a future Dad takes 60 mg of vitamin C daily. If a man smokes, this amount should be doubled. Bananas also improve the quality of sperm.
Eggs contain calcium, iron, manganese, zinc, vitamins A, E, B, proteins, and are well digested. Eggs are very useful for new blood cell production, which is very important for both mom-to-be and conception. An ordinary egg shell contains more microelements than multivitamins from a drugstore. It contains fluorine, copper, iron, manganese, molybdenum, phosphorus, sulfur, zinc, silicon.
Some scientists believe that ovulatory infertility is caused by lack of protein. Reproductive system works as an accountant, it strictly keeps record of protein, and if its amount is not enough to sustain a future pregnancy, conception won’t happen.
Greens, especially lettuce and spinach, contain a large amount of folic acid, which is necessary for successful conception and baby’s health.
Honey normalizes function of many internal organs, improves blood and boosts the immune system, is a powerful source of energy, contains sugar, minerals, trace elements, vitamins, enzymes, biologically active substances, vitamins H, K, pantothenic and folic acid, zinc, aluminum, boron, silicon, chromium, lithium, nickel, lead, tin, titanium, osmium. So, scientists recommend that you eat honey if you plan to conceive.
Honey can help both a man and a woman because it stimulates ovaries as well as contains a set of minerals and amino acids that improve the general condition of the reproductive system.
Seafood. Mussels, oysters, crab meat contain a large amounts of protein, phosphorus that produce phospholipids. Seafood also contains a lot of zinc required for production of sufficient sperm count and its quality. Seafood is rich in vitamins A, D, B2, B12, and PP.
Beef. Boiled beef is necessary for men to conceive a child, because it contains zinc. A zinc deficiency reduces the production of sperm count.
May you get pregnant successfully and have a healthy pregnancy!