How to Increase Fertility
Maintaining a healthy Body Mass Index (BMI) is important to increase fertility. Multiple studies have shown that having a BMI that is too high or too low can adversely affect your fertility. Along with a moderate amount of exercise, your nutrition plays a big role in your BMI. To calculate your BMI and learn your weight category you can use the BMI Calculator.
Here are a few simple tips that can help keep your weight optimal and increase overall fertility.
What to Eat to Increase Fertility
Veggies and lean protein all the way!
By far, the simplest way to maintain a healthy weight is to always choose a variety of nutrient-dense foods. Nutrient-dense foods have vitamins, minerals, lean proteins and complex carbohydrates and relatively few calories will help increase fertility. A few that top our list: Kale, salmon, lentils, tofu, grilled chicken, quinoa, seaweed, garlic.
Water, water, water
It’s not just what you eat, what you drink counts as well in regards to diet and fertility. There’s simply nothing as good as water – zero calories and perfectly hydrating. Steer clear of caffeine in coffee, tea and soft drinks (caffeine constricts blood vessels, potentially slowing blood flow to the uterus). Both men and women should restrict alcohol intake when trying to increase fertility to become pregnant as it can directly affect sperm health as well as hormone regulation.
What Not to Eat to Increase Fertility
Steer clear from fast & fried foods
Here in the South, we love our fried foods! Everything from catfish to okra to pickles are deep-fried. But when it comes to your health, it really is important to minimize the amount of fried foods that you consume.
The USDA Way
The USDA website offers a wide range of information, guidelines and recommendations when it comes to general nutrition healthy eating. You can find this information HERE.