6 Natural Ways to Boost Natural Fertilityby natural fertility Fertility Coach
Fertility issues are nothing new to the world with an estimated 15% of couples are impacted by infertility. While the number seems small, infertility can be very hurting for people who face the problem. The NFP approach has always been towards helping women boost their fertility rate. Today we have 6 natural ways for increasing natural fertility. There is evidence that diet and lifestyle can boost natural fertility by up to 69%.
1. Eat Antioxidants-Rich Foods
Free radicals are responsible for damaging sperm and egg cells in your body. Antioxidants such as folate and zinc deactivate these free radicals and stop infertility. A study conducted on young and adult men found that consuming 75gm of walnuts rich of antioxidants every day improved sperm quality by a big margin.
Some beneficial antioxidants such as Vitamin C and E, beta-carotene, folate, and lutein can be found in fruits, nuts and grains, and vegetables. Antioxidant-rich foods or antioxidant supplements can improve natural fertility.
2. A Bigger Breakfast Is Vital
Women with fertility issues should have a bigger breakfast every day. A large breakfast helps to improve hormonal effects caused by Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), which is a major infertility cause.
If you have normal weight as per your height and you have PCOS, eating most of your calories in the morning can decrease the testosterone levels by 50% and insulin levels by 8%. Both of these heavily contribute to infertility.
While this NFP method can be effective, you should also reduce your evening meal alongside heavy breakfast. Failing that can lead to rapid weight gain.
3. Avoid Trans Fats
Healthy fat and fertility go hand in hand. Eating fat is important to boost natural fertility but trans fat can increase the ovulatory infertility risk since they negatively impact insulin sensitivity.
You should avoid hydrogenated vegetable oils, fried foods made by them, and processed or baked foods.
A big study showed that a diet lower in unsaturated fats and higher in trans fats can lead to infertility. While trans fat over monosaturated fats increase the risk of ovulatory infertility by 31%, eating trans fats replacing carbs may increase it by 73%. So, avoid trans fats and choose the NFP method of eating healthy fats such as extra virgin olive oil.
4. Cut Down on Carbs
Of course trans fat over carbs can be dangerous but that does not mean you can freely have the carbs. Women with PCOS are recommended a lower-carb diet usually since it helps maintaining a healthy weight, encourage fat loss, reduce insulin level, and the biggest is that it helps in menstrual regularity.
Heavy carb intake increases the risk of ovulatory infertility. A study conducted on obese women with PCOS also found that low-carb diet decreased the hormone levels, such as testosterone and insulin, both of which contribute heavily to infertility.
5. Eat More Fiber
If you have excessive hormones or high blood sugar levels, fiber can help you balance everything. Some ideal high-fiber foods include fruits, grains, beans, and vegetables. Certain types of fiber can eliminate estrogen by sticking it to the intestines. A large study on women over 32 years concluded that 10 grams of cereal fiber can decrease the risk of ovulatory infertility.
6. Replace Animal Proteins With Vegetable Proteins
Rather than animal proteins such as eggs, fish, or meat, start consuming vegetable proteins nuts, seeds, beans, etc. Meat protein intake brings a 32% higher risk of ovulatory infertility.
On the other hand, vegetable protein can fulfill your protein need and also give you enough fiber to deal with excessive hormones.
At NFP Fertility Coach, we make sure that you cover all the untaped areas of natural fertility and defeat all the miscarriages to safely deliver a newborn.
Created on Aug 9th 2019 05:50. Viewed 283 times.