5 Key Nutrients your fertility is craving

Posted on Sep 15, 2017 in Uncategorized

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Did you know that whilst you might be eating foods that meet the recommended daily intakes (RDIs) for some individual nutrients, often most of these are quite dated?  That’s because their levels are set to prevent such diseases as scurvy; they don’t take into account the toxicity in our environment or the stress of our busy lifestyles today, and the toll on your fertility.

There’s a ton of studies showing the effect of low nutrient intake on sperm, egg quality, and hormonal issues and much more.

So, the 5 key fertility nutrients to look out for are:

ZINC: this may improve the quality of the egg and ovulation as well as positively improve sperm.

FOOD SOURCES: oysters, beef, pumpkin seeds/pepitas, and spinach

FOLATE: as you probably are aware, folate is vital for early cell-division to prevent neural tube defects as well as improving sperm counts.

Studies have also linked low folate status with recurrent miscarriages.

FOOD SOURCES: spinach, kale and other dark leafy veg, asparagus, broccoli, beans, chickpeas

SELENIUM: helps with quality of the egg and generally provides antioxidant support throughout the reproductive tract.  Selenium may also improve sperms motility.

FOOD SOURCES: Brazil nuts, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, mushrooms, cashew nuts.

VITAMIN C: great for supporting your hormones and developing egg. As Vitamin C is 10 times more concentrated in the semen than the blood that kinda gives you an idea of how important this vitamin is for fertility.

FOOD SOURCES: capsicum peppers, kiwifruit, lemons, broccoli, strawberries, pineapple, papaya

OMEGA-3s:  or fish oils rich in EPA/DHA are great for overall reproductive health and healthy sperm.

FOOD SOURCES: mackerel, herrings, unfarmed salmon, anchovies & sardines

So, whilst diet is super-important getting key fertility nutrients is also vital so if you’d like to know more, then call me on 0484-314-163