Posted by: Amy | March 21, 2011

FOODS FOR FERTILITY

What should I eat if I want to increase my fertility?  This is a question that I have been receiving a lot lately.  If you have been following my blog and status’ on facebook, then you know I advocate a clean eating approach.  I reclaimed my fertility eating this way.  If you are eating clean, whole foods and  reducing processed foods, this will certainly help fertility.  You want to make sure that you are eating ample amounts of nutrients that support fertility.  It is also advised to reduce contributors to low folate like smoking, alcohol and gluten if you have a gluten sensitivity or celiac disease.  Studies have shown that supplemental folate (in a pre-natal vitamin) is often not enough. Folate from food sources provide an even greater benefits. Here are some key nutrients that support fertility and the foods in which they are found-

Folate – Green leafy vegetables like kale, spinach, endive, whole grains, sunflower seeds

Vitamin B12 Meat, shellfish, eggs

B6 – Whole grains, vegetables, nuts and seeds, meat and fish

Choline – Egg yolks, meat seafood, nuts and seeds, broccoli and brussels sprouts

Methionine= Sesame seeds, brazil nuts, eggs, fish, peppers and spinach.

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