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Fertility is an issue that many women struggle with. It is one of the most trying medical issues to combat because it can be triggered by many things. However, fertility on a general level is either improved or risked by our lifestyle.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is very important to our general health and specifically to our reproductive health.
A woman without any underlying medical issues that are causing fertility should ensure that she adds any of these six foods to her diet if she wants to boost fertility.
1. Nuts and Seeds
Nuts and seeds are usually very high in healthy fats and protein. These two food classes are very important in boosting and maintaining estrogen levels in the body. Ensure that you eat a handful of nuts every day.
Luckily we live in a country where nuts can be easily sourced. Add nuts like peanuts, walnuts, cashew nuts and so to your diet. For your meals, most Nigerian soups are made using seeds as thickeners. Some of them include Egusi, Ogbono, Achi and so on. These seeds are equally very high in protein and healthy fats.
2. Fatty Fish
Fish is one of the healthiest food sources in the world. It is high in essential vitamins and nutrients like Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids and vitamin A and E.
These nutrients are very effective in boosting fertility. Increase your intake of local fishes like stockfish, blackfish, crayfish, prawns, sardines and so on. The Nigerian diet usually makes use of these fishes while cooking so take advantage of that.
3. Yams/ Potatoes
I am sure that this one sounds surprising. Yes, yams and potatoes can aid in boosting fertility in women. It has been proven by research that yam contains an ovulation-stimulating substance that can help boost fertility.
Which is why you see that our when a woman is looking to get pregnant in some parts of Nigeria or has just given birth, she is fed Yam Peppersoup.
Avocados are one of those superfoods that every woman should add to their diet regardless of age. It contains high amounts of healthy fats and protein. It is usually recommended to pregnant women and women who are looking to boost fertility because of how effective it is.
If you cannot find avocado, you can buy avocado oil and use it in your cooking instead to get similar results. However, are sure you are buying the cold pressed kind as it still contains all the necessary nutrients in it.
Eggs are rich in essential nutrients and they are accessible no matter where you are. It is also an affordable option and can be made in a variety of ways. Eggs contain high amounts of protein and protein is a building block of fertility.
Fruits are very essential in a woman’s diet. Eating fruits can give you almost all the nutrients you need to be healthy. Most of the multivitamins being sold to improve health in women and boost fertility contain the same things fruits contain.
Ensure that you add a wide array of fruits to your diet to get the benefits that they offer.
Vegetables are a must have in any diet, but especially for women looking to conceive. This is because they contain high amounts of iron and fibre, two necessary nutrients for conception and reproductive health.
8. Maca Root
Maca root is very beneficial in restoring hormonal balance in a woman’s body. For a woman to have a better chance at conception, her hormones must be at a good place and estrogen levels must be where they need to be. Maca is one of the best supplements or superfoods a woman can take to boost fertility.
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