Nutritionist Reveals Top Ten Foods That Help Boost Fertiltiy

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According to nutritionist Isabelle Obert, head of Nurture Me Fertility, a diet rich in minerals, vitamins, essential fats and proteins can support good fertility in both men and women.

“Many of us are leaving it until much later to start trying for a family, by which time our fertility may not be what it was,” Obert wrote on Healthista.com. “We will have been exposed to more hormone disrupting chemicals, more free radicals to damage egg and sperm quality and of course much more stress - which can have wide-ranging negative effects on our bodies.”

Obert went on to write that food should be fun, delicious and colorful. To aid couples, she recommended ten foods that can boost fertility.

Avocados topped the list because they can help with embryo implantation, which is how a fertilized egg becomes a pregnancy. Avocados can also improve the endometrial lining, or the lining of the uterus. Next, Obert suggested butternut squash, which is known to help boost the production of the hormone progesterone. This special vegetable can also increase sperm quality and count, according to a study published in the medical journal Fertility and Sterility.

Beetroot also made the list, since it can combat age-related fertility problems and can increase blood flow. This root is especially beneficial for women because it improves blood flow to the uterus and therefore embryo implantation. Salmon, a great source of protein, was also suggested in support of female fertility.

The fifth food on Obert’s list was the pomegranate, historically known as a symbol of fertility. The symbol is not unfounded, since the fruit has actually been shown to prevent brain damage in babies and can help boost blood flow.

Eggs, walnuts, quinoa, watercress and asparagus also made appearances on Obert’s list.

Source: DailyMail / Photo Credit: Flickr


 
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