Wouldn’t it be nice if there was one food which could beat infertility and speed up your time to pregnancy? A food that was rich in key minerals and nutrients required for: hormonal balance, regular ovulation, plump healthy eggs and strong healthy sperm. Well in fact, there are many foods that enhance fertility and provide us with these minerals and nutrients.
In our busy lives on the go, with little or no time to prepare a variety of healthy foods that enhance fertility (not to mention sourcing organic food that’s not depleted in nutrients) it would be absolutely fantastic if you could have just one thing you could eat or drink daily to boost your fertility and increase your chances of falling pregnant each month.
1.Protein – All of the essential (body can’t make them) amino acids: isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophane, valine (all important for optimal fertility, healthy hormone balance, healthy cells and healthy embryo development). And some non-essential amino acids such as arginine which is important for healthy sperm, tyrosine for optimal thyroid function and many more.
2.Minerals – Essential for optimal health of eggs and sperm and hormone metabolism such as: zinc (most important fertility mineral); calcium (needed for sperm motility); magnesium (for optimal progesterone production); selenium (healthy egg production); iron (required for ovulation); manganese (estrogen metabolism); and phosphorus (healthy brain development in fetus) and many more.
3.Vitamins – Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12 (this group of vitamins is crucial for hormone production, metabolism and ovulation) folic acid (prevents neural tube defects – spina bifida and helps with egg maturation ), vitamin E (supports proper embryo implantation).
4.Phytonutrients – Carotenoids (precursors to vitamin A, important for male and female hormones, follicle building, sperm count and motility and many many more fertility related functions), chlorophyll (helps build uterine lining – the endometrium), phycocyanin (important for healthy liver function, one of which is to make hormones), porphyrin (important for red blood cell formation).
5.Essential Fatty Acids – Out of dozens of functions essential to your health and survival, EFAs also help with healthy egg and sperm development, sperm motility, sperm count and development of the fetus.
Wow, it would be great is there were foods that enhance fertility which were convenient and easy to take, say no longer than 5 minutes to prepare and preferably, if it was something you could take with you to work, when traveling, or going to the gym!
This food actually exists!
Yes, and it’s also very easy and convenient to take.
However it’s got one downside – the taste leaves room for improvement. But hey, if it’s doing so many good things for your health and fertility and is so convenient you can’t complain.
“What is it and where can I get some?”
I bet by now you’re dying to know what this amazing unique food that beats infertility is.
Are you ready?
It’s Spirulina; blue-green micro-algae, available in powder form (or tablets) which you can conveniently add to your smoothies or mix in water or some apple juice (and you’ve just fixed the taste). Have it in the morning, afternoon and before bed. Make sure it’s from a clean water source and it’s been tested for mercury. Most health food stores and pharmacies stock it. Sometimes it’s combined with other fertility boosting micro-algae such as chlorella. You can take it to work, gym, weekend away, on a business trip or holidays. It’s an easy and convenient way to get most of the key fertility nutrients to help your dream of having a baby come true.
Spirulina is just one of the many other unique foods that enhance fertility, but nevertheless a very powerful one. If one can do so much good for your fertility, imagine what an impact they can have when combined.
What foods that enhance fertility are you eating on a regular basis? Do you have a favorite one you’d like to share? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Iva Keene is co-founder and director of Natural-Fertility-Prescription.com. She has been a qualified, accredited Naturopathic Physician for over 13 years, holds a Bachelor's degree in Health Science and a Masters degree in Reproductive Medicine. Since founding NFP in 2008, Iva's articles, videos, guides and reports have reached over 1.3 million people. Iva has dedicated her professional life to supporting couples on their path to parenthood with scientifically grounded information, protocols and coaching around preconception care, natural infertility treatments and integrative reproductive health.