Foods to Boost Your Fertility

No one food has all-encompassing, magical fertility power, but still, what you eat does play a role. A study of more than 17,000 women, conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health, revealed there are foods that are likely to increase your chances of getting pregnant.

So put that turkey feast behind you, and get fertility healthy.

Five fertility food tips:

Monounsaturated Fats

Trans fats, like those used in fast food or processed baked goods, or hydrogenated fats, those that are solids at room temperature, are bad for anybody. Monounsaturated fats, however, fall into the opposite category. These good-for-you fats, found in olive oil, avocados, nuts and fish, have been linked to increasing a woman’s fertility. Still, they are fats with a high-calorie density, so don’t go overboard. Balance is always important.

Vegetable Protein

Protein can come from animal sources or plant sources. Unless you’re a vegetarian, the bulk of your protein likely comes from animal sources like meat, eggs and dairy. Animal sources of protein, while not harmful in moderate amounts, have not been linked to increased fertility the way plant sources have been. Quinoa, nuts, lentils and other plant-based protein sources can be easily added to your diet to increase your chances of becoming pregnant.

High Fiber Low-Glycemic Foods

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