While there are plenty of myths floating around, about foods that increase fertility, there is scientific basis to show that there are certain foods that significantly help with the regulating of ovulatory cycle; thereby improving fertility.
The sort of infertility caused by ovulatory disorders can in fact benefit from the kind of food you eat.
Changing the type of fat consumed is important; cut out on trans fats and increase intake of monounsaturated fats.
Protein consumption is obviously important, what is also important is that the source of the protein is vegetable rather than animal, though fats and protein derived from dairy sources are good at this time.
Protein from vegetable sources can include beans and lentils. At this time whole fat dairy products are beneficial.
Whole grains and fresh vegetable and fruit are important to take because they are unrefined and contain many of the essential vitamins and nutrients.
Green tea is also recommended by many experts as being a fertility enhancer, even orange pekoe is good for boosting immunity and tea drinking in general can boost chances of conceptions according to some studies.
It is important to shore up on ones intake of essential nutrients such as iron and vitamins. If required, supplements can be taken. Vitamin C is known to boost the immunity system as also improve the chances of a healthy conception.
A Folic acid supplement is important to start taking as soon as a woman determines to get pregnant, because this is useful in avoiding neural tube defects that can very early on in a woman’s pregnancy, very soon after she conceives. Vitamin B6 and folic acid are important to consume and can be found in leafy green vegetables, nuts and whole grains.
Water is not be forgotten, it is important to have at least 8 glasses of water a day.
It is important to avoid all the things that may contain mercury such as certain kinds of salmon and certain other kinds of sea food. Mercury has been seen to be responsible for several different kinds of birth defects.
Highly refined things such as white flour and sugars must be avoided, because these are high calorie, high glycemic carbohydrates that are not high in nutrition. This will also help to avoid gestational diabetes.
Canned foods are also best avoided because they have very high sodium levels.
Eating healthy, nutritional food and avoiding junk food will go a long way to get to healthy in anticipation of pregnancy and consequently will also boost your fertility.