Sue Bedford (MSc Nutritional Therapy)
Wild salmon and oily fish – a great source of omega 3 fatty acids which help reduce inflammation and balance hormones
Avocado – a great source of monounsaturated fat -good for keeping reducing inflammation and keeping the reproductive system healthy
Nuts -a great source of quality protein, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals to help protect the egg cell from damage
Berries– Berries are a fantastic source of antioxidants as-well as folate, vitamin c and fibre to help ‘zap’ those free radicals that can lead to oxidative stress in cells and thus helping prevent damage to the DNA, including the egg cell.
Cinnamon – rich in carbohydrates, fibre, iron, and Vitamins B and C. Used widely by tribes in the Andes, it is believed to increase sperm and egg health. It can also stabilize hormonal imbalance and increase libido
Beans – iron, Vitamin B complex, magnesium, protein and other essential nutrients that are vital for fertility
Maca– linked to improving libido and fertility. Maca is rich in vitamins C, B and E as well as containing a plentiful supply of the minerals’ magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, selenium, iron and zinc, all crucial when it comes to optimizing fertility. Maca is also a complete protein, containing the nine essential amino acids that the body can’t produce on its own
Green leafy vegetables – important for nourishing the egg cell. High in folate, iron, manganese, calcium, and Vitamins A, B, C and E- all important for keeping egg cells healthy
Ginger – has anti-inflammatory properties which increase blood circulation and promote healthy digestion. These help alleviate any discomfort in the reproductive system, regularise menstrual cycles, and reduce inflammation of the reproductive organs
Lentils– a great source of protein, folate, iron, fibre and potassium and as they have a low glycaemic index, this helps to slow the rate at which energy is released into the bloodstream , thereby helping prevent sugar ‘spikes’ and balancing hormones
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