5 Super Foods To Help You Conceive

Infertility is a complicated issue, with many causes and factors affecting it. This means it can be difficult to determine the root cause and chart a course forward. However, there is one simple place you can start: your diet. If you are struggling with infertility, adding these super foods to your diet could address any underlying nutritional deficiencies that may be impacting your fertility.

1. Sunflower Seeds

Seeds are amazing superfoods – they are packed full of nutrients and vitamins, and the humble sunflower seed is no exception. Roast a bunch and snack on them throughout the day, or top your yoghurt or muesli with them.

Benefits:

  • High in Vitamin E
  • High in Selenium
  • Good source of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids

2. Cinnamon

Another food with many special properties is cinnamon, the spice. Women with PCOS [insert link to PCOS article here] often suffer from insulin resistance, and can have great results adding cinnamon to their diets.

Benefits:

  • Reduces blood sugar levels
  • Reduces cholesterol
  • Improves ovulation & menstrual regularity in PCOS patients

3. Chia Seeds

It doesn’t get much more super than chia seeds! These tiny little bad boys are among the most nutritional foods on the planet, delivering a huge amount of nutrition with less calories. Chia seeds were super important to the Maya and Aztec people back in the day, and for good reason!

Benefits:

  • 14% protein, to give you that extra strength
  • High in calcium, phosphorus and magnesium
  • Can help reduce inflammation

4. Maca Root

A Peruvian superfood, maca root has long been known to enhance fertility and sex drive. Studies have found that consuming maca root increases sexual desire after at least 6 weeks of consumption.

Benefits:

  • Increases libido
  • Improves semen quality
  • Improves mood

5. Spirulina

A blue-green algae, spirulina contains protein widely considered to be the highest quality protein available from plants. The protein makes up 50-70% of the dry weight of the spirulina, meaning that it qualifies at a complete protein source. This, plus its many minerals and vitamins, makes it a great way to treat infertility.

Benefits:

  • High in high-quality protein
  • Contains vast amounts of minerals & vitamins
  • High in antioxidants – can improve sperm & egg quality

Hippocrates, considered the Father of Modern Medicine, once said “Let your food be your medicine and your medicine your food”, and he was right. By incorporating super foods into your diet, you can improve your overall health and treat your fertility issues all at the same time!

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