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Women's Fertility

Many women are concerned with what to eat during pregnancy, but what you put in your body before pregnancy is crucial to getting that belly to bulge in the first place. If your bed-frame is starting to crack and you’ve exhausted every position in the Kamasutra book, there may be a few adjustments to the pre-coital meal you could be making to boost fertility.

Fetal Development

Zinc plays a crucial role in proper cell division, which is necessary in the early stages of conception and fetal development. Here is a list of foods rich in zinc:

Almonds

Whole Grains

Beef

Lamb

Oysters

Almonds

Healthy Insulin Production

Strong Insulin production is linked to fertility. Whole grains an Omega-3’s aid in healthy insulin production, so try these:

Bran flakes

Whole Grain Bread

Brown Rice

Air-popped Popcorn

Oat Flour

Stone-ground cornmeal

Oatmeal

Salmon

Herring

Tuna

Halibut

Anchovies

Sardines

Regulate Your Menstrual Cycle

Not getting enough Protein can decrease the frequency of menstrual periods, negatively affecting fertility. Make sure to get enough protein with these foods:

Peas.

Beans

Peanuts

Lentils

Broccoli

Swiss Chard

Poultry

Eggs

Lean Meats

Iron for Fertility

A study found that women who took Iron supplements were 40% less likely to develop infertility. Pill box already too full? Try these food sources of Iron:

Apples

Legumes

Fortified Cereals

Quinoa

Kale

Red Meat

Dark Poultry

Salmon

Eggs

Tofu

Orange Juice

Lemon Juice

Green Leafy Vegetables

This may be the only diet that encourages you to reach for the Full-Fat dairy products. A study found that women who ate Full-Fat dairy once a day had healthier ovulation than those who shunned the stuff. Treat yourself to these:

Ice-cream

Whole Milk

Full-Fat Yogurt

Antioxidants are crucial for your overall health, and that includes reproductive health. Be sure to include these in your diet:

Flax Seeds

Blueberries

Beets

Acai-Berries

Pomegranate

Green Tea

Cauliflower

Kale

Turnips

Cashews

Walnuts

Peanuts

Pecans

 

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