How Antioxidants can help your fertility

Posted on Jan 9, 2017 in Blog, Nutrients

How Antioxidants can help your fertility

You’ve probably heard antioxidants can help fertility; they’re great for helping to stop or lessen cell damage caused by free-radicals; these are the bad guys produced by radiation, air pollutants, pesticides, cigarettes, medications, alcohol, fried foods, and many other industrial and household chemicals.  Our body also makes some to defend against viruses and the like.

Antioxidants may help boost your chances of getting pregnant by enhancing the quality of your eggs and promoting ovulation and improving the maturation and motility of sperm.

So here’s a list of foods high in antioxidants that should be included in your diet as much as possible:

  • Berries – Blueberries, Strawberries, Cranberries, Blackberries, Raspberries
  • Yellow, Orange and Red Vegetables
  • Alfalfa sprouts
  • Buckwheat
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Red Grapes
  • Quinoa
  • Spinach
  • Garlic
  • Red Kidney Beans
  • Tomatoes
  • Green Tea
  • Nuts – Pecans, Walnuts, Hazelnuts, Brazil Nuts
  • Plums
  • Prunes
  • Artichoke Hearts
  • Turmeric
  • Cinnamon
  • Oregano
  • Ground Cloves
  • Apricots
  • Kale
  • Other herbs and spices