20 Foods that Boost Fertility: 

  1. Black sesame contains a lot of vitamin E, which helps nourish the liver and the kidney and stimulates the ovaries to produce more estrogen. It also has anti- aging properties. 

  2. Black beans are a good source of protein and vitamin E. It improves kidney function and supports the reproductive system. 

  3. Bean sprouts are commonly used in Chinese Medicine because seeds are believed to store a lot of energy and minerals. Bean sprouts are excellent sources of folic acid and other vitamins/minerals. They boost your Qi and helps increase estrogen levels. 

  4. Walnuts improve kidney and brain function. They also have anti- aging properties, help with infertility, reduce cholesterol, and prevent heart disease. Walnuts contain good fats, but it is recommended that they be eaten earlier in the day to avoid weight gain. 

  5. Lamb is good for leaner individuals. It helps with chronic lower back pain and menstruation cramping. It also helps if your lower abdomen region feels cold during menstruation. 

  6. Ginger warms the uterus and improves pain. It is frequently used to treat common colds, pain due to stomach coldness, skin aging spots, and water retention before menstruation. 

  7. Leeks improves libido in males and women if they experience excess discharge or amenorrhea (absence of menstrual bleeding). 

  8. Shrimp improves sperm quality by increasing male hormones. For nursing mothers, shrimp increases milk production. 

  9. Peanuts are good sources of calcium. They are excellent for nursing mothers. 

  10. Spinach is rich in iron and Vitamin K and is beneficial for an anemia diet.

  11. Brazil nuts improve thyroid function. They contain iron and selenium, both of which are important for your thyroid. Just a few Brazil nuts a day will provide you with the selenium that you need. 

  12. Avocados are a great source of multiple vitamins (C, E, K, B-6) and also are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAS), which are associated with lower rates of ovulatory infertility. They also contain folate, and potassium.  

  13. Eggs improve the health of your own eggs. Eggs are top of the list of food choices of women trying to conceive. They are rich in choline, which helps prevent birth defects during pregnancy. 

  14. Recent studies have shown that soy products improve fertility. A study from Harvard University studied 239 women undergoing IVF and found that soy improved their fertility. I would recommend tofu and soy milk especially before ovulation. 

  15. Brussel sprouts are rich in folic acid, which is essential in fertility both in men and women. This vitamin rich food increases sperm count and helps line the womb with the right nutrients to improve sperm survival.  

  16. Kale is also a dark leafy green that is rich in folic acid and iron (like spinach)

  17. Lean animal proteins such as lean turkey, lean chicken, and lean beef. All of these are rich in protein and iron, both of which is essential to boost fertility. Studies have shown that women who significantly increase their iron intake during pre-conception have high fertility than women who were iron- deficient during this period. 

  18. Blueberries and raspberries are both loaded with antioxidants and anti- inflammatory phytonutrients, both of which improve female and male fertility. Similar to citruses, they are also high in folic acid and vitamin C, which can help with fetal development later down the road. 

  19. Quinoa is complete with protein, magnesium, folic acid, vitamin E, iron and phosphorous. This whole grain fits nicely into a fertility nutrition meal plan because it digests slowly and has low- glycemic index. I would recommend it as a good substitute for rice. 

  20. Olive oil and grape seed oil reduce inflammation in the body and helps promote regular ovulation and general fertility.

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