Is having a baby a dream come true for you? Have you tried everything but nothing seems to work?
Almost everyone wishes for that one day when he/she will become a parent to a beautiful baby. For some, it comes naturally while for others it is not the case due to some various factors. Infertility affects men and women alike which is a source of stress and depression for many. For that reason a remedy must be sought.
When aspiring to have a child, you must realize that your body is sensitive to the environment which affects reproduction. Among factors that affect fertility is the kind of foods you take. Reconsider your meal plan and add these 15 fertility boosters to the menu. These foods are:
1. Whole Milk
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In this age of keeping fit and lean we all have been keeping off whole milk and going for low fat milk. What we did not know is that whole milk is a fertility booster while skimmed milk is not. Find out more…
2. Whole Grain
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To increase your chances of getting a baby you have to dump refined foods. Go for brown bread, high fiber cereals and any whole grain products. Care to know why? Learn more
3. Leafy Greens
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Most leafy greens are good fertility enhancers. I love spinach, when preparing veggie omelet or spinach balls, coriander for my bean sauce and kales for a healthy dinner. Get to know why you should take more greens today.
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Another vegetable to include in your menu is the asparagus. You could prepare it on its own or add it to supplement your protein dish like shrimp. Learn more about the fertility benefits of asparagus.
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Apart from causing bad breath, garlic has a number of health benefits including increasing fertility. I know it’s quite bitter to chew but trust me it is for the best.
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Who doesn’t love salmon? It is a source of omega 3 and vitamin B6 which are important ingredients for boosting your body’s reproductive system.
7. Citrus Fruits
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I am always enthusiastic when kiwis, oranges and tangerines are in season. They make good juice and are enjoyable to eat. Citrus fruits have a role to play when it comes to fertility.
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Do you like Avocados? Personally, I love them. Avocados make good salads and are great for making smoothies. No matter how you like to have it, sneak it into your meal plan and you will increase your chances of becoming a parent.
9. Blue Berry
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Blue berries are not just colorful and tasty, they also work for both male and female fertility enhancement. Berries are rich in antioxidants which are the essential ingredients. Munch on berries when watching TV or make a smoothie out of it.
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Once I felt bored with my normal meal plan and decided to introduce these high rich proteins in my diet, I never regretted it. Why lentils? They have essential fertility boosting minerals.
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Eggs are a source of high protein and unless you are allergic, there is nothing that should stop you from having them. We all differ in our preferences but whether scrambled, boiled or fried, men ensure you have it.
12. Dark Chocolate
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Need I say this twice? Almost everyone is a chocolate fan and this makes it even easier to include in your snacking than the others.
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Just like eggs, nuts could cause allergic reactions to some people. To those who are not allergic, what are you waiting for? Walnuts like its other nutty cousins are great for fertility.
14. Coconut Oil
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Is it me or is there something feisty about the scent of coconut oil? For me, it’s always a reminder of the beach. Among the many health benefits coconut oil has, it is also a solution to infertility.
15. Flax Seeds
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These guys are quite tiny but you cannot underestimate their nutritional value. Like salmon, they are rich in omega 3 and thus get their place on the list. How to eat them? You can add to your morning smoothie or cereal.
For mums and dads-to-be, you have the variety to pick from. Hope the list has been helpful. Let us know in the comments below!