Herbs and Foods to Boost Fertility

Couples who are trying to conceive a baby can do many things to increase their fertility, and their odds of getting pregnant soon. Being aware of your menstrual cycle (with the help of free ovulation calendars, for instance), and quitting bad habits like smoking, go a long way. But did you know that eating the right foods, and even using herbs to boost your vitamin intake, can have a large positive impact on your fertility? Let’s have a look at the best foods and herbs to maximize your chances of conceiving!

Fresh fruit and vegetables are essentials, and not just when you are hoping for a baby. Antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, including folate – the natural folic acid – all boost fertility for men and women.

Nettle leaves strengthen the kidneys and the uterus. Drinking nettle leaf tea is a great idea if you want to increase your levels of vitamins A and D, as well as calcium and potassium.

Foods that contain Omega 3 fatty acids are very important for fertility. They include fish like salmon and sardines, nuts, and avocados. High amounts of Omega 3 fatty acids can even prevent endometriosis, according to recent studies.

Red raspberry leaf tea, full of vitamins A, B, C and E and containing high levels of calcium, is a popular drink among pregnant women. That is no surprise, since it tones the uterus and even offers relief from morning sickness and other early pregnancy signs. Red raspberry leaf tea also increases fertility for both men and women.

Wheat germ oil is a powerful natural source of vitamin E, appropriate levels of which raise the chances of conceiving a baby for both sexes.

Women who consume plenty of full-fat dairy products including milk (obviously!), cheese, butter, and even ice cream are less likely to have problems ovulating than those who do not. The calcium you will get from full-fat dairy products promotes fertility.

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