Updated: May 23
Food is medicine. It is not something that we should start and stop paying attention to when we are trying to conceive. It is a tool for optimum health and wellbeing at all times. Food gives us some control over our bodies- but NOT all. Unfortunately, for us fertility warriors, there are SO many articles, studies and graphics depicting the "foods to improve fertility". Where there is some truth in this, it can also be misleading. Reality is that most of us have been to a point where we took all of the fertility nutritional advice we found. We drank the tea, cycled seeds, choked down black tar molasses all with our legs up the wall. Yet, we still couldn't carry a healthy pregnancy.
“So what does this tell us? It says - you messed up. You didn't eat enough lentils, or seeds, or whatever. It puts blame on us. Which is exactly where it doesn't need to be. ”
You might be thinking "..but Lauren, I need to know those fertility boosting foods.". Well I'm going to let you in on a little secret. The high fertility foods that I'm about to tell you about are the same foods you should ALWAYS have in your diet. Is your mind blown? Well, strap it back on because it's about to get bananas (not a fertility food - don't you dare go eat one [sarcasm]).
5 Foods To Healthy Fertility:
Lentils are a great source of protein, fiber and folate. Whether you are trying to conceive, post-natal or just living your best life, lentils should be apart of your nutrition.
Loaded with nutrients, most of which have anti-inflammatory properties, sweet potatoes are a must! They are a complex carb. That means no sugar crash! Your insulin levels will thank you.
Do you really need a reason? Avocados are an easy add! They are an excellent source of healthy fat, our cells need these to reproduce. So go ahead and add guac!
This leafy green is fertility/life superfood. It is packed with iron, folate and zinc. Popeye had it right.
High in antioxidants blueberries are a sweet way to lower inflammation in the body. Lower inflammation = lower risk of disease.