Fertility issues are a thing of major concern today as it affects a good percentage of couples.
However, there are thankfully, a variety of naturally effective methods that will bring about an increase in fertility.
The littlest things such as our food choices and lifestyle changes can go a long way in boosting fertility.
Eat rich-antioxidant foods
Antioxidants like folate and zinc assists in deactivating free radicals that can cause damage to both egg and sperm cells in the body. Foods like fruits, vegetables, grains and nuts are rich sources of key antioxidants like folate, beta carotene, lutein, and vitamins C and E.
Consume larger breakfast
Studies have shown that eating a bigger breakfast may significantly improve the hormonal effects of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which is a major cause of fertility issues in women. Going further, take note that increasing the size of your breakfast without also reducing the size of your dinner can eventually lead to weight gain.
Run away from trans fat
Consumption of healthy fat daily is vital for boosting fertility and overall health. Trans fats have been linked to an increased risk of ovulatory infertility because of their negative and harmful effects on insulin sensitivity. Trans fats are found in hydrogenated vegetable oil and are present in margarine, fried foods, baked goods and processed products.
Women with PCOS should cut down on carbohydrates intake
A meal plan where less than 45 percent of calories come from carbohydrates should be taken up by women with PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome). The lower-carb diet will assist in maintaining a healthy weight, reducing insulin levels, improving menstrual regularity and aiding fat loss.
Refined carbs (sugary foods and processed grains) should also be avoided. They are quickly absorbed by the body which causes a drastic increase in blood sugar and insulin levels; a consistent elevation in insulin level can cause the body to make fewer reproductive hormones because it thinks the body has no need of it.
Take high-fat dairy
The risk of infertility becomes higher when excessive intakes of low-fat dairy are in question. High-fat dairy may however reduce it. Whole milk or full fat yogurt can be taken.
Consult your doctor for a multivitamin
Multivitamins containing useful nutrients like folate can be especially beneficial for boosting fertility. Consult your doctor about the inclusion of healthy supplements/multivitamins into your diet to assist in the goal of pregnancy.