THE 5 foods that can boost your FERTILITY!

There is so much information out there about which foods hold the most magic when it comes to fertility.  The real answer is eat a balanced, high protein, low carb (no processed food) diet.  And, don’t skimp on the fat!  These 5 do seem to get a lot of press (surprised pineapple isn’t on here) and I do believe they are good for you, so why not, go for it!

AVOCADO

The fruit is high in monounsaturated fats, which could improve fertility. One study found that women who ate the highest amount of these healthy nutrients while undergoing IVF therapy had triple the success rate of those who ate the lowest.

SUNFLOWER SEEDS

Take down a handful three times a week. Rich in zinc, the little suckers can help balance the reproductive hormones that lead to high-quality human eggs.

CINNAMON

The spice has insulin-reducing powers and may help increase your ovulation rate. Sprinkle it into your smoothies.

EGGS

Eat ’em in poached or soft-boiled form (no scrambling!) twice a week. Keeping the yolks runny (like the French do) preserves their vitamin D and B6 content, both of which spur the production of progesterone, a hormone necessary for pregnancy.  BUT, be sure they are top notch, organic, no antibiotic, pastured, the whole nine yards!

BUCKWHEAT

The seed is rich in compounds that help lower insulin and testosterone levels, a process that can enhance ovulation. Cook up a quarter cup to eat with dinner three times a week.

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Christina “Mei Wen” Martin, L.Ac., Dipl.AC, MTOM, FABORM.

christina@berkeley-acupuncture.com

Christina Martin is the founder of Tao to Wellness. She is an Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist and Teacher and has been in practice for fifteen years.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and is a fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine.  Christina loves working with all types of patients, but has a special love for helping couples get pregnant.

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