For the 1 in 6 couples in the UK that struggle with fertility problems, trying to find ways in which to boost their fertility naturally is a daunting and emotional task. However, this doesn’t need to be the case. One area that you can look at is your lifestyle, nutritional deficiencies, stress management and emotional elements that could be affecting your ability to conceive.
Keeping a healthier lifestyle is essential whether you are trying to become pregnant naturally or going through IVF. Although you cannot boost your fertility in just a day, knowing the right foods to eat for each meal is important, especially when giving both yours and your partner’s fertility a nutritional kick.
So, what can be done to boost your natural fertility from breakfast to dinner? Here are some meals I would highly recommend putting into your fertility boosting day to day nutrition plan.
Breakfast: I would recommend starting the day by eating fresh fruit, fruits are high in antioxidants which help to protect the body from damage. The fruits with the highest amount of antioxidants are pomegranate, strawberries, and blueberries, you could put these together in order to increase your intake by making a smoothie. They also taste amazing mixed in within porridge or oatmeal.
Alternatively, eggs are fantastic for enhancing your fertility, whether you have them poached, boiled or scrambled. Eggs are packed full of Vitamin D which helps to improve sperm and egg quality. Accompany your eggs with a slice of wholegrain toast, which is high in Vitamin B12 and complex B Vitamins that work to produce the DNA of the eggs and sperm.
Lunch: Baked potatoes are a good option for lunch as they are rich in Vitamin B and E which enhances cell division and increases the likelihood of a healthy embryo being produced. Potatoes also contain enzymes that help with implantation of fertilised egg and reduce the chances of early miscarriage. Top your potato with cheese for a good source of calcium which improves development and maintenance of the…