As we mentioned in previous articles, infertility is defined as the inability of a couple to conceive after 12 months of unprotected sexual intercourse. It effects over 5 million couples alone in the U.S. and many times more in the world. Because of an unawareness of treatments, only 10% seek help from professional specialists. In this article, we will discuss types of good foods which help to enhance the chance of fertility.
1. Essential fatty acid
As we mentioned in some other articles, essential fatty acid is vital in regulating the production of prostaglandins hormones through liver fatty acid metabolism, thereby increasing the blood flow in the body including blood flow to the reproductive organs as well as protecting the body from inflammation resulting in increasing the chance of fertility and lessening the risk of hormonal imbalance. It is recommended to take cold water fish to increase essential Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids.
2. Dairy products
Dairy products contain high amounts of trans fat which may interfere with the liver in protein and fat metabolism. Therefore, if necessary only take them from manufacturers with organic growth.
The best choice of meat for fertility is lamb, according to traditional Chinese medicine. It is said that lamb meat contains certain fertility boosting substances for men. It is for your benefit to take only lean and organic growth lamb meat to prevent feeding contamination.
4. Fruits and vegetables
Fruits and vegetables contain high amounts of vitamins, bioflavonoids and antioxidants which are vital for overall health in your body including the reproductive system.
5. Nuts and seeds
Nuts and seeds contain high amounts of essential fatty acids, vitamins, and good sources of protein which are essential to maintain overall functions of our body such as maintaining the production of certain hormones (estrogen balancing and production of good prostaglandins hormones) that are vital for fertility process.
6. Healthy carbohydrates
Carbohydrates are important for our body in maintaining high levels of energy. It is suggested that you eat enough carbohydrates to prevent fatigue and lack of energy so that it won't trigger the primitive reaction of the brain in reproductive processes. Only eat those with a low GI index, such as whole grain.
Legumes are classified as a low GI index food. It also contains high amount of legans which are vital for balancing the levels of bad estrogen, thereby decreasing the risk of infertility caused by estrogen imbalance.