Food is powerful. You can use food to cure disease, gain strength, and increase your health… …and you can use fertility foods to boost your fertility.
Nutrition is one of the best ways to boost fertility because it creates long-lasting health. Not only are you making it easier to get pregnant, you're also creating a healthier environment for your newly conceived baby to grow within. Good nutrition creates a smarter, healthier, happier baby – and it gives you a good pregnancy that goes to term.
Here's an overview of special foods that greatly increase your fertility.
Cod liver oil is a super food for everyone – and it's an especially potent fertility food. Cod liver oil is high in Vitamin A, which is absolutely essential to reproduction an preventing birth defects.
Did you know that beta carotene (the vegetable “Vitamin A”) is not actually Vitamin A? And many people cannot turn beta carotene into Vitamin A. Anybody with health problems, including infertility cannot make the conversion. Animal sources of Vitamin A are the only way you can effectively get the vitamin.
Cod liver oil also contains Vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency is epidemic in the modern world – as surprising a thought as that is! Vitamin D is essential – it's a precursor to most of your reproductive hormones. You simply must get enough natural Vitamin D (the synthetic stuff they add to skim milk is obviously not working).
In addition, you get vital essential fatty acids (EFA's) from cod liver oil. You need these Omega 3's and so does your baby. These good fats also boost your fertility and help balance your cycle and hormones. They're the literal building blocks of your baby's brain.
Cod liver oil boosts your fertility, and it feeds your baby's brain.
Maca originated in the Andes Mountains in Peru, where it's revered for its ability to provide nutrition and act as a medicine – and a potent fertility food.
Maca is full of nutritional goodness – minerals, vitamins, and amino acids. It's also viewed as an aphrodisiac and has spent part of its legacy being used a currency 😉
It works to help balance your hormones, and can help with all symptoms of hormonal imbalance (including PMS, infertility, and male infertility).
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Royal Jelly is a fertility superfood that creates queens – literally. Royal jelly is the special substance fed to a bee to make her into the queen bee. It also helps nourish developing bees so they can experience superior health and development.
It seems pretty intuitive that such a substance would help boost fertility – and it certainly gives a fertility boost. It's thought to be one of the most potent supplements for getting pregnant.
Royal Jelly boosts male and female fertility. It helps increase libido and support the health of sperm and eggs.
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These are excellent fertility foods. You get superior nutrition and protein from both. Since they contain the building blocks of life they nourish your body exceptionally well. If you're getting wild-harvested fish eggs (caviar) and eggs from pastured hens they'll be high in Omega-3 fatty acids.
Eggs are like having a prenatal vitamin packaged neatly in a shell. Imagine something that can boost your fertility… …And give you a healthier baby, a healthier placenta, and a strong bag of waters around your baby (so you don't have premature rupture of membranes – a complication that results in premature birth).
Along with eggs, organ meats have long been revered as a powerful fertility food by traditional cultures. Doctors used to recommend that all pregnant women (in fact, all people!) have liver at least once a week. There was good sense in their recommendations, and it's a shame that they changed their recommendations.
Notice that the rates of birth defects, premature birth, pregnancy complications, and infertility has risen as we've taken traditional fertility foods and pregnancy foods out of our diets.
You can eat any organ meats you like – liver, heart, kidney, etc. Liver can be hidden pretty easily if you don't care for liver and onions. Add 1/4 pound of liver to a pound of ground beef for spaghetti or lasagne. Or enjoy pate. Heart meat is a good organ meat and tastes almost exactly like roast beef. Traditional dishes like steak and kidney pie are good ways to get organ meats.
Organs provide massive amounts of nutrients to your body in easy to absorb and digest forms. They also build strength and give energy due to their blood-building power. This increases blood flow to your reproductive organs – vital while you try to conceive and during pregnancy.
Fertility Smoothies are not really “fertility foods” in themselves – they become so because what you add to them.
As you know, smoothies are a delicious way to get good things into your body. You can use a fertility smoothie to get various supplements and fertility foods into your daily diet easily and effectively.
Well-planned preconception nutrition is not just important while you're trying to conceive – it's vital. It'll improve your health, boost your energy, and greatly improve your fertility. It's the most vital thing you can do to create a healthy environment for your baby-to-be.
Did you know that traditional cultures universally had special preconception nutrition?
What do you think those past peoples did to prepare? …They didn't go on low-fat diet and start counting the calories.
In fact, their preconception nutrition consisted of the richest, most nutrient-dense foods they could get! They ate eggs, cream, butter, raw milk, fish (and fish eggs), organ meats, shellfish, and other rich (animal!) foods.
They often started these diets as soon as a young woman began planning marriage. Others began feeding special foods six months before the woman hoped to get pregnant. And – here's one we ignore today – these cultures also placed emphasis on feeding the father-to-be these nutrient-rich foods. The fertility diet was vital for both parents.
As I'm sure you've guessed by now, the “conventional wisdom” of eating lowfat food and completely avoiding the nutrient-dense foods is not exactly good for your fertility – or the health of your future child.
In fact, it's damaging. Doctors who devoted their lives to the study of diet and fertility discovered that “modern” nutrition resulted in women who could not conceive, or who could not carry their babies to term. It resulted in babies born with birth defects and who suffer from poor health.
Look at the skyrocketing rates of infertility today. Look at the skyrocketing rates of birth defects and chronic health issues faced by children.
Luckily for you and me there's information on the best fertility diets for us to use.
You can also explore the preconception cleanse – and when you can safely do it (it should fit into a long-term plan for conception, not directly before you try to conceive!).