Are you suffering from infertility and looking for support? Are you frustrated of trying and still failing to conceive? Are you feeling alone in the struggle and seeking help in silence? Are you fed up of fertility drugs and artificial hormones? Have you tried the powerful natural fertility boosters? Today you can implement the mentioned natural fertility boosters from home.
Natural plants and herbs always provide us with natural treatments for several complications. Today we are going to talk about women infertility which may take a lot of time being treated by drugs. Harvard performed a study that showed an 80% decrease in infertility with the lifestyle changes.
Your body produces different hormones and goes through separate processes on each phase you pass through. It is your chance to eat superfoods that are advantageous to each phase.
Let’s Start from your Menstruation
During menstruation you deplete iron because of the bleeding. Therefore, menstruation should be the suitable time to remember to focus on foods rich in iron. You are not prohibited from indulging yourself during this period with greasy food and other processed food but try not to overeat such.
Food rich in iron:
Leafy green vegetables, raw honey, organic white honey, meat, tofu, beans, and seeds (lentils) are rich in iron and protein and have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help alleviate cramps. You can also eat foods with vitamin c that absorb iron such as bell peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, watercress, kiwi, bananas, citrus and other food sources. Not to forget to avoid the foods that prevent absorbing iron as in alcohol and caffeine that can make bleeding heavier and painful.
During the follicular phase, your body overworks to develop a dominant follicle. Therefore, try to consume foods that support follicle development such as Olive oil, avocado, nuts, seeds, legumes, sweet almonds, eggs, fish and leafy greens, as they are loaded with vitamin E, which is found in the fluid of the follicle that covers your egg.
Increase in the consumption of the following:
These vegetables are high in nutrients and folic acid. They not only can increase the chances of pregnancy but also, through folic acid, can reduce the risks of certain birth defects. Salads containing green veggies such as Spinach, green onions, kale, cabbage, broccoli and parsley can be great choice for you during this phase.
It is one of the foods that enhances the ovule and sperm cells, if it is eaten on daily basis. It is rich in iron, phosphorous, calcium, chlorine, sulfur, manganese and cobalt. Moreover, contains vitamins (A) (B) and (c). Not to mention the benefits of its oil that is considered to be a treatment for infertility because of the vitamin E.
Drink herbal tea such as anise, mint and marjoram. These herbs activate the pituitary gland that is located below the brain. This can bring you improved physical, mental and hormonal health.
Charting helps you know when you may be ovulating to be able to conceive. During this phase your body needs a lot of B vitamins that promote implantation; zinc that helps with cell division and progesterone production; and vitamin C that stabilizes hormones and makes sperms more motile.
Moreover, it needs good fatty acids such as omega-3 fatty acids from fish (sardine, salmon and mackerel), canola oil, cod liver oil, flax oil, sunflower oil, olive oil, and fish oil supplements. These fatty acids promote blood flow to the uterus and support the opening of the follicle to release the egg.
Additional Superfoods for ovulation:
Berries and Cherries:
A new study showed that berries and cherries increase the sexual desire of both genders. Eating huge amount of strawberry, have a great fertility effect, because of the zinc that is found, in high levels, in its edible seeds. As well-known that zinc maintains the testosterone and produces sperms. That is why sperms are rich in zinc.
They are the richest foods in zinc and Amino acids (Aspartic acid and Aspartate) that increase testosterone in men and progesterone in women.
It contains omega-3 and selenium that help in hormonal production and build the fetus nervous system.
It is rich in folic acid and vitamin B6 that increase the male sexual hormone secretion; and in potassium that increases sexual desire for women.
They are a suitable fertility booster nutrients such as orange, kiwi, grapefruit, tangerine, lemonade and etc. They are rich in vitamin c that strongly helps in ovulation process. Moreover, orange contains antioxidants that increase pregnancy chances and strengthen ovulation.
They are rich in fibers that aid the body in maintaining a healthy weight and support healthy energy levels. Moreover, the sugar that is found in brown bread, brown pasta, brown rice, fortified cereals and whole wheat boosts fertility.
A recent Egyptian study proved that black eggplant is a fertility superfood, because it eliminates sexual weakness and frigidity (for women) and impotence (for men); and increases sexual arousal in both genders. This is due to the high levels of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants found in it, which help in the secretion of sexual hormones, testosterone (for men) and estrogen (for women).
They are a fertility smoothies that compose the seminal fluid for men and nourish female and male nervous system and sexual cells. Moreover, dates are very important for baby’s intelligence and beauty as mentioned in what to eat during pregnancy for intelligent baby article.
This phase happens after ovulation (when the ovaries release an egg) and before your period starts. Now is the time to load up on nutrients that encourage cell.
Colored Fruits and Veggies
Carrot, cantaloupe, orange, sweet potatoes, pumpkin and etc. contain beta-carotene which is an important source of vitamins that maintain the genital tissues and reproductive organs. Also, contain antioxidants that are a defense to keep free radicals in check and prevent them from causing a domino effect of damage on other cells.
A study in California University talked about the importance of pomegranate in treating sexual weakness, especially because it contains antioxidants. Drinking a cup of pomegranate daily for two weeks can replace medications and help produce of testosterone.
It is the best natural source of manganese, which stimulates enzymes that produce reproductive hormones. Also contains bromelain which supports implantation via its anti-inflammatory properties.
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Increase Reproductive Health by Changing your Lifestyle
We all know how stress shuts down reproductive function. If you want to have a natural pregnancy, then it is essential to make a stress reduction plan and start to think positively. You can take down time each day; or else stress will damage your health.
Take a daily multivitamin that contains at least 400 micrograms of folic acid and 40 to 80 milligrams of iron. A study by Harvard has shown that taking multivitamins improve chances of pregnancy.
Try to keep your weight in the “fertility zone:” a BMI of 18.5 to 24. Being too thin (a body mass index of less than 18.5) or overweight (a BMI of 25 or more) can affect your fertility and your baby’s health. Follow a healthy balanced diet plan and not an excessive one. Because excessive dieting not only cause stress but also cause vitamins deficiency.
Dr Christopher William, a specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Virginia University, said that one of the infertility reasons is lack of exercise. Over weight (excess in fats around the uterine) makes ovulation hard while underweight decreases reproductive hormonal production. Therefore, in order to have the suitable weight you should exercise daily for 30 to 60 minutes.
Foods to Avoid
Non-organic food: Try to avoid non-organic foods such as non-organic dairy, chicken and beef. As they contain antibiotics and hormones, which not only increase the risks of cancer but also cause hormonal imbalance.
Fried foods and baked fats: Trans fats are found in commercial baked and snack foods, animal products, fast foods, pre-packaged foods, pastries, cakes and some margarines. They increase insulin resistance where it gets hard for glucose to move into the cells. Due to this, insulin production increases in bloodstream, affecting the ovulation and cellular health.
Smoking: Cut down on smoking, if you are thinking of getting pregnant. Smoking affects how receptive the uterus is to the egg, in women, and reduces the sperm production and damages DNA, in men.
Coffee and Alcohol: cut on caffeine and alcohol, they not only can impair your body’s absorption of iron and calcium but also affect your fertility, through causing hormonal imbalance and dehydrating, which makes your cervical mucus hostile to sperm.
Painkillers: Drugs regularly taken to alleviate pain could have a harmful effect on fertility. If you are planning of having babies, you should use them with caution and under doctor’s prescription.
Before thinking of getting baby either through medical or natural ways, in case you had fertility problems, you should and your partner follow a healthy diet within a period not less than 120 days before pregnancy. For the sake of enhancing the quality of the ovule and sperm cell, which are affected by the lifestyle, diet, weight, stress, oxygen in blood and hormone level in the body. The following fertility boosters have super positive power on your mood and fertility hormone. From now on try to make these ways your new daily lifestyle.
Note: Don’t forget to drink water, lots and lots of water. Water plays a key role in transporting hormones and helps thinning out cervical mucus, making it easier for your partner’s swimmers to get to their goal. Besides it is the most essential fertility booster.