Diet is so important when treating any physical ailment or issue. So often we neglect the most essential aspect of our well-being because perhaps we are not particularly well informed and because doctors, who doubtless do incredibly work, are trained to treat our bodies with medicine. And it’s true, medicine and medical procedures work wonders – just look at IVF.
However, as much as medical intervention can be a life creator and saver, we have to take responsibility for what we put in our bodies. And this is very true when it comes to eating to improve our fertility.
There are plenty of things that you shouldn’t eat/ingest or should limit when trying for a baby – these are fairly obvious: refined foods (any food that has gone through a process which strips its original nutrients), caffeine, sugar; alcohol; tobacco; foods that contain listeria (some cheeses, pâté); some types of fish (marlin, tuna, shark, swordfish); too much salt; saturated fat; additives (such as sweeteners).
When thinking about increasing your chances of becoming pregnant there are five key areas to address:
Your digestive system – absorption and excretion. If your digestive system is not working properly you will not be getting key nutrients vital for reproduction.Your liver – the liver helps remove impurities from your system. Did you know that the liver manufactures and regulates hormones?Balancing your blood sugar levels – imbalance in blood sugar levels have been linked to conditions that can cause infertility such as polycystic ovaries syndrome (PCOS).