Fertility-boosting Foods Can Help Women Conceive
People around the world have believed for centuries that certain foods have helped women become pregnant. Modern science is leaning towards the idea that certain so-called “fertility foods” may, in fact, help women conceive. However, there’s still a lack of concrete evidence.
This positive thinking by scientists and medical professionals is based on the idea that most successful pregnancies happen when a woman is at her healthiest. This is why a doctor may prescribe prenatal vitamins when a couple is trying to conceive.
All the foods on the fertility list are healthy foods anyone would benefit from eating. It may be that the foods that have gained a reputation for being fertility-boosting may simply be because they’re good for you. Couples may be drawn to these foods when they’re trying to keep themselves in the best of health to increase their chances of conceiving. We’ll list seven of these fertility-boosting foods and talk about why they may be responsible for increasing the chances of conception.
Most health-conscious people know that consuming complex carbs like whole grains, beans, fruits, and vegetables is better for you than eating refined carbs like refined cereal, white bread, or sugary snacks. Complex carbs take longer to digest. A longer digestion period causes insulin levels to remain steady and allows the menstrual cycle to remain constant, and may also promote regular periods of ovulation. This is vital when you’re trying to conceive.
There has been some preliminary data showing that full-fat dairy may help women conceive. The data has demonstrated that women that have problems ovulating regularly may benefit from adding full-fat dairy foods to their diet. You have to be careful not to overdo it, as full-fat dairy can cause weight gain at a time when you want to maintain a healthy weight.
Lean Animal Protein
Lean chicken, pork, and beef all have one thing in common besides being a reliable source of protein. They’re all packed with iron. Studies have shown that women who increase their iron intake during their preconception period have higher fertility rates than women who stay at their normal iron levels or are iron deficient. Just be sure not to consume more than three servings a day of animal protein or it could have a detrimental effect on your fertility. If you don’t consume meat, you can take prenatal vitamins with containing iron.
Fatty fish like salmon, herring, sardines, and mackerel are extremely beneficial to women trying to conceive. They’re loaded with omega-3 fatty acids that increases and may help regulate the blood flow to reproductive organs. Vegans and vegetarians can benefit from the fatty acids in almonds, walnuts, flaxseed, pumpkin seeds, and enriched eggs.
It turns out that those who talk about oysters being an aphrodisiac may not be far off the mark. Oysters have extremely high levels of zinc, which is beneficial for women trying to conceive. A woman with a zinc deficiency may have her menstrual cycle disrupted, and it can also slow the production of high-quality eggs. Other sources of zinc in smaller quantities include poultry, dairy, beef, legumes, nuts, eggs, and whole grains.
Raspberries and blueberries have the highest level of antioxidants of all berries. But every berry is high in antioxidants, so feel free to eat strawberries and blackberries or any other type of berry. Antioxidants protect your body from cell damage and aging. This includes cells in your reproductive system, including your developing eggs.
According to some researchers, yams may contain an ovulation-stimulating chemical or substance, as evidenced by the fact that populations that consume a lot of wild yams tend to have a higher percentage of twins. Whether this is the same for domestic yams is yet to be proven. However, yams are full of vitamins that promote fertility, so there’s no harm in including them in your diet when you’re trying to conceive.
V-Fertility Center Can Raise Your Chances of Conception
Many women and couples trying to conceive will try anything, within reason, and eating healthy foods is the right place to start. But if you’re still having trouble conceiving, please consider visiting the V-Fertility Center at Vejthani Hospital.
We are one of the leading hospitals in Thailand providing IVF and ICSI services. As of December 2021, we’ve enjoyed a high success rate with 88.61% of our patients conceiving. Visit the V-Fertility Center for the best chances of starting a family.