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Podcast Show Notes
It’s important to note that taking a daily prenatal vitamin with at least 400mcg of folic acid is key for boosting fertility and preparing the body for pregnancy; and as I say in the podcast, fertility is created well before the thought of trying for a baby is even considered.
You know by now that I believe strongly in the benefits of healthy fats, which is fantastic because fat sources from nuts, seeds, cold water fish and vegetable oils are beneficial in boosting our fertility. Avoid trans-fat found in partially hydrogenated oils, these are link to increased infertility- the dreaded I word.
In North America we eat too much meat- not good for our eggs. Reducing meat intake and increasing intake of beans, peas, soybeans and tofu leads to better quality eggs and improved fertility.
Whether you supplement or choose to garner your B vitamins from Mama Earth, getting a full range of B vitamins is essential to creating a fertile ecosystem to sustain life. Look to leafy greens like kale, spinach and parsley, in addition to oatmeal, quinoa and other whole grains like brown rice. The importance of a getting a broad range of B vitamins cannot be overstated.
Want ice cream? In the podcast I give you permission to go for it, it’s good for your fertility! Whole milk products are shown to promote fertility, likely because of the fatty goodness- our little eggies love fat, so feed them! But if you struggle to digest dairy, this will not help you foster good fertility, so skip this tip.
Plainly put, water is best when trying to conceive. Sugar, found in abundance in soda, has been shown to promote ovulatory infertility, meaning it fucks with the ability to ovulate correctly- bad news. Skip the sugary drinks and get friendly with government juice aka water.
Whether you are preparing for baby today, or if a baby is not even a twinkle in your eye, creating kick-ass fertility starts from the first bite of food you take in the morning and doesn’t stop until it’s time to retire to your resting quarters at night, feed your body well and your eggs will thank you!