But what exactly is a fertility diet?
A fertility diet will look only a little bit different from a normal healthy, nutritious whole food diet. It’s is a way of eating that is supporting your body in its reproductive efforts while you prepare to conceive. This is a choice to nourish your body to prepare it for a healthy pregnancy.
Here are a few tips to get started
- Increase your vegetable intake. Make sure to include a variety of dark green, red and orange vegetables, as well as legumes such as beans and peas
- Add fruit, especially whole organic fruits.
- Include various sources of protein such as lean meat and poultry, eggs, legumes, nuts, and seeds.
- Eat organic animal products.
- Include 8-10 ounces per week of fish with low mercury content such as salmon, shrimp, pollock, tilapia, trout, and cod.
- Eat whole grains.
- Try to consume whole-fat milk, yogurt, and cheese.
- Avoid soy products.
- Avoid ‘low-fat’ products.
- Avoid refined sugars and processed foods.
- Limit salt and sodium intake.
If you are ready to start making changes to your diet and lifestyle, get a copy of the free download, The Fertility Godmother’s Ultimate Guide to the Fertility Diet—for a complete breakdown of the Fertility Diet!