Nutrition Corner: Optimizing Your Fertility
The last week of April is National Infertility Awareness Week. Here are some nutrition suggestions for increasing fertility.
Avoid cold breakfasts such as smoothies, cold cereal and yogurt. Instead, eat a healthy, warm breakfast such as eggs (a great option because they are so nutrient dense) or a cooked cereal like steel-cuts oats. Consider a cup of bone broth or miso soup, too.
Avoid skipping meals.
Try to eat mostly fresh and organically grown food—pesticide-treated foods have been linked to a decrease in male fertility.
Drink plenty of water, the amount appropriate for your size and weight. An average of eight glasses a day is good.
For women, focus more on warm, cooked foods instead of salads and cold desserts like ice cream.
Limit your caffeine, alcohol and sugar intake.
For variety, rotate between all your veggies and proteins.
Support your nutrition by getting plenty of sunshine!