Dietary Tips to Increase Fertility

fruit-1191768_1280If you’re trying to get pregnant, the first step to ensuring you’re timing intercourse properly is with fertility Elisa kits. Fertility Elisa kits will pinpoint the best, most fertile days to get pregnant each month, greatly increasing your chance for conception.

In addition to knowing those peak fertile days, did you know that your diet can help increase your fertility? According to a study of diet and fertility from Harvard Medical School, unlike other factors that you cannot control – such as age and genetics – eating certain foods and avoiding others is something you can do yourself, without medical intervention, to help improve your ovulatory function.

Good Foods
Complex Carbs – Bad carbs, like cookies, cakes and white bread are broken down into blood sugar. To drive down the blood-sugar spike, the pancreas releases insulin into the bloodstream. Studies have found that high insulin levels inhibit ovulation. Good carbs (those containing fiber, such as fruits, vegetables, beans and whole grains) are digested slowly and have a more gradual effect on blood sugar and insulin.

Plant-based Proteins – Plant protein (beans, nuts, seeds and tofu) comes with healthy fats and is relatively low in calories and can be helpful for weight loss.

Multi-Vitamin – Take a daily multivitamin that contains at least 400 micrograms of folic acid and 40 to 80 milligrams of iron.

Bad Foods
Trans Fat – Found primarily in foods such as commercial baked and snack foods, animal products, french fries and some margarines, increase insulin resistance. High insulin levels cause a lot of metabolic disturbances that affect ovulation.

Too Much Low-Fat Dairy – The more low-fat dairy products in a woman’s diet, the more trouble she can have getting pregnant. Consume one or two servings a day of whole milk or other full-fat dairy foods, such as yogurt, and less non- and low-fat dairy.

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