You and your partner’s health can have a significant effect on your chances of conceiving. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help put your body in the best possible shape for conceiving.
Improving your diet is just one way you can start living a healthier lifestyle. With a balanced and nutritional diet, you can drastically improve your fertility health and chances of becoming pregnant.
To help guide you along the way to improved fertility health, we’ve created a list of beneficial foods along with additional dietary advice. Think of this as your new fertility diet shopping list.
Check your kitchen today and see how many of these ingredients you’ve already stocked up on.
Fresh fruit and vegetables
Eat these in abundance! Carrots, pumpkin, kale and beetroot, tomatoes, cherries, and oranges all include essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Eat this type of meat with extreme moderation. Instead, you should favour white meats like fish, especially those rich in omega 3 fatty acids.
Get to know exactly what carbs you’re eating. Try substituting white bread with whole grain varieties instead. Choose them wisely and don’t overdo it.
Plant-based foods like chickpeas, pulses, and tofu are rich in protein but easier for your body to break down and digest.
That’s right, not “eggs”. Try not to go overboard with your consumption of eggs. Aim for a maximum of one per day.
Nuts make for great snacks that you can have on a daily basis. A small handful per day can boost your energy levels and prevent you from making less healthier snack choices.
Natural dairy is often more beneficial than low-fat options you find on the supermarket shelf. Enjoy in moderation.
Things to avoid
Saturated fats, refined sugars, preservatives. As difficult as it may be, try to avoid overly processed foods that tend to contain all three of these problematic ingredients.
What about coffee?
Drinking one coffee a day is okay. Keep it on your list if you like it. There should be no harm in consuming this on a daily basis.
Avoid plastic food containers, including water bottles and takeaway containers whenever possible. It’s strongly advised that you don’t use them to reheat food. Plastics contain endocrine disrupting chemicals which may be associated with infertility.