The following foods have been found to have many nutritional benefits and anti-inflammatory properties to help boost the body.
Here are our top 10:
Eating salmon, sardines or mackerel are all excellent forms of healthy Omega-3 Fatty Acids which are proven to regulate blood flow to the reproductive organs.
2) Green leafy vegetables
Eating a portion of Kale or spinach a day provides essential minerals and also aids the bodies acid-alkali balance.
3) Nuts and seeds
Eating nuts and seeds provides essential protein, fibre and fatty acids. Try walnuts for boosting vitamin E, proven to help boost sperm. Seeds such as Flax seed, chi and hemp and some of the best sources of omega.
4) Beans (legumes)
Beans are a healthy plant based source of protein, rich is fibre to aid the digestive system. Try eating lentils, chickpeas or black beans.
Eggs are full of nutrients and protein. They are also rich in choline, which studies have shown can have significant positive effects on foetal development. Try organic free range where possible.
Tomatoes are rich in a substance called lycopene which has been found to increase sperm count. Cooked tomatoes are the best source.
Eating avocado which is rich in omega 3 has been found to balance hormones and triple the success rate of IVF treatment.
Garlic has many therapeutic properties, one is to improve blood circulation which may help prepare the uterus for a baby. Try eating 1 clove a day or alternatively a garlic supplement.
9) Sweet potato/Yams
Swop your normal potatoes for sweet potato as an excellent source of carbohydrate and fibre. Eating sweet potato helps to regulate your blood sugar.
10) Fruits and berries
Eating any whole fruit is always good for you, but berries such have raspberries and blueberries have been found to be an especially good forms of antioxidants helping both male and female fertility.