Food Habits to Boost Fertility
Jun 22, 2022
Did you know that food can affect your chances of fertility?
PCOS being the main cause of female fertility, our eating habits can also affect the chances of conception. Here are some natural ways to improve fertility through healthy and mindful eating habits.
A Balanced Diet
A healthy diet for at least three months is recommended for women and men who are trying to conceive. It is always a good idea to incorporate food with anti-oxidant, gluten-free and high in protein source.
Here are some way to make changes to your food habit:
- Have more fruits and low-dairy products
- Have a regular eating time
- Relax and enjoy your food
- Drink water instead of high sugar beverages
Taking Essential Supplements
Taking pre-natal supplements such as folic acid & inositols can increase you chances of fertility, especially for women with PCOS as they do not have enough Vitamin D. It's estimated that up to 85% PCOS women could have Vitamin D deficiency. The use of Myo-Inositol (MI) and with a higher concentration of D-Chiro-Inositol (DCI) have been shown to help insulin resistance and hormone levels in PCOS women and thus leading them to improved fertility.
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