While infertility is caused mostly by genetic and hormonal problems, food can also influence our plans to become pregnant.
As explained by the specialist in obstetrics and gynecology Isabel Clark to American site Vogue “Food affects the ability to get pregnant and have a healthy child through two mechanisms: by modulating the percentage of body fat and for being the way of incorporating certain substances that can increase or decrease fertility in different aspects”
If you are having trouble getting pregnant we advise you to make some changes in the way in which you feed. For this, Vogue summed up a diet for fertility in 10 recommendations. Pay attention.
- Consumer Fresh and Natural Products
Eating fruits and vegetables can be a very good addition to fertility treatments as explained Santillan antioxidants such as resveratrol and vitamin C degrade free radicals preventing damage our eggs.
- Do not Consume Food Contaminated with Herbicides and Pesticides
Eating foods that have been exposed to herbicides and pesticides may also affect infertility. Especially apples, grapes, celery, spinach, cucumbers, cherries, tomatoes, and potatoes that according to the Environmental Working Group are the most contaminated fruits and vegetables.
“There are many toxic substances that can alter the hormonal environment and reproduction. These chemicals are called endocrine disruptors, reduce fertility and may cause heritable genetic alterations and problems in the baby being desorollando ” she explained.
- Consume Animal Protein
It is advisable to consume chicken, red meat and seafood at least once a week because iron deficiency is also one of the symptoms of infertility.
- Consume Oily Fish
The specialist advised to increase the intake of D vitamin present in oily fish and improving the environment in which eggs develop.
It also recommended to be careful with blue fin tuna because it contains mercury and decreases the chance of getting pregnant or having a healthy child.
- Be Careful with Canned Food
Packaged foods canned or plastic may contain Bisphenol A which interferes with the hormonal cycle so it is not advisable to consume if we plan to be mothers.
- Eat Chocolate to Reduce Stress
“Stress induces a delay or even inhibition of hormone triggers ovulation. It also produces an increase of glucocorticoids, adrenaline and noradrenaline that could decrease the receptivity of the uterus or embryos “Santillan said.
Eating chocolate can help reduce it, especially pure black chocolate containing the amino acid tryptophan known as happiness.
- Avoid White Sugar and Refined Flour
These two foods can also affect your fertility and increasing the percentage of fat and thus leptin, a substance that is related to the alteration of ovulatory cycles.
- Do not Drink Coffee
Surely you knew, but you need to remember that caffeine and protein “can cause constriction of blood vessels,” and hinder the implantation of the egg.
- Avoid Diets
Follow a diet can produce a deficiency of folic acid and vitamins B12 and B6, and increase homocysteine a substance that favors the appearance of thrombi and increases the possibility of abortions.
- Antioxidants and Vitamins for Them
While most of the recommendations are aimed at women it is necessary that man also make changes to your diet by increasing taking antioxidants and vitamins to improve semen quality.