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7 Foods that Boost Your Fertility

Team AckoFeb 8, 2024

Are you planning for a baby? Great! Apart from having a healthy lifestyle and sex life, you have to add fertility boosting foods in your diet to celebrate “the good news” earlier than expected.



You would have heard lots of dos and don’ts advocated during pregnancy. Similarly, there are many more rules to abide by when you are trying to conceive. There are certain nutritious foods that are listed below, which are a must-have in your diet to boost fertility.

Let’s expose you to the 7 wonder food variants you must enjoy when you are trying to get pregnant:

1. Dairy products

Dairy products make a very important food for improving fertility. They are rich in calcium, good fats, and vitamin D.

a) Whole milk is high in calcium and good fats

b) Whole milk products like ice-cream and Greek yogurt are an excellent source of calcium, probiotics, and vitamin D.

2. Vegetables

a) Leafy Greens are folate-rich. Folate is an essential vitamin that is beneficial for fertility and helps in avoiding fetal defects in a baby such as spina bifida and heart problems.

b) Brussels sprout is high in folic acid and helps to maintain the uterine lining and increase sperm survival.

c) Cabbage is a good source of Di-indole methane, which assists to prevent endometriosis and fibroids.

d) Carrots are a great source of beta-carotene, a phytonutrient, which regulates the hormones and improves fertility.

e) Drumsticks are considered the king of wonder food increasing the cravings for sex.

f) Estrogen-regulating foods

Non-starchy veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, daikon, kale, turnips, regulate oestrogen, which prevents hurdles in conception such as PCOS.

3. Non-vegetarian foods

a) Eggs are high in omega-3 fatty acids, choline, folic acid and vitamin D.

b) Lean meat is a great source of essential fatty acids and iron.

c) Oyster is a good source of vitamin B12.

d) Salmon is a cold water fish which is rich in omega-3 fatty acids that aid to regulate reproductive hormones and increase blood flow in the reproductive organs.

e) Shellfish is packed with vitamin B12. It also helps in increasing the sperm count in men and strengthening the endometrium lining in women

4. Fruits

a) Avocado fruit is rich in folate, essential fats, fiber, minerals, and vitamin E.

b) Banana is rich in vitamin B6 and potassium. It aids in improving fertility by regulating the hormones and enhancing the egg and sperm quality.

c) Berries such as blueberries and raspberries are high in folate and vitamin C and boosts fertility.

d) Pomegranate is rich in vitamin C12 and helps in boosting one's libido (sexual desire).

5. Dry fruits

a) Almonds are good source of omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin E.

b) Walnut is also rich in omega 3 fatty acids, fiber and magnesium. It is believed to enhance the sperm mobility and vitality.

6. Herbs and spices

a) Garlic is a fertility boosting spice, which is an antioxidant and rich in selenium. Selenium helps increase the chances of conception and enhance sperm mobility

b) Maca is a great source of amino acids and glycosides that assists to increase one's libido.c) Turmeric is rich in antioxidants and helps treat all the issues related to menstrual cycle.

7. Other foods:

a) Chickpeas/Garbanzo beans are called magic beans as they are considered to rank high as fertility foods.

b) Cod-liver oil is rich in omega 3 fatty acid and vitamin D.

c) Quinoa is a gluten-free whole grain that's high in fiber, folate, protein, and zinc.

d) Whole grains such as brown rice, barley, millets are good sources of fiber and regulate blood sugar level, consequently maintaining the folic acid level to boost fertility.

e) Flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and olive oil are also excellent to boost fertility.

Disclaimer: This content is for informational purposes only, based on industry experience and secondary sources. It is not a substitute for professional advice. Please consult a qualified expert for health or insurance-related decisions. Content is subject to change, refer to current policy wordings for specific ACKO details.



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