The Fertility Diet
What to eat to conceive
What is a fertility diet?
A fertility diet is a way of eating that is supporting your body in its reproductive efforts. It includes foods which are dense in specific nutrients needed for hormonal function, production and balance, fetal development, egg health, sperm health, blood health, and much more.
It is a diet that is designed to help your body to balance fertility issues that may exist, build up nutrient stores and provide all of the building blocks for a healthy child. It is also a diet that is focused on giving you and your future child the best start in life.
You are what you eat and this is certainly the case when you are preparing to have a baby and during the pregnancy.
Although there is no standard fertility or pregnancy diet that can be recommended to women in their reproductive years, certain measures have been shown to improve outcomes and increase the chances of having a healthy baby.
Men should eat a healthy diet rich in fresh foods such as fruits and vegetables, and whole grains; olive oil should replace animal fats; nutrients and vitamins, such as vitamin C and vitamin E that are renowned for their antioxidant qualities and believed to increase sperm health.