Foods which boost fertility for HER:
Honey: contains minerals and amino acids good for the reproductive system and stimulate ovaries function.
Oily fish e.g. salmon, mackerel and sardines contain omega 3&6 necessary for reproductive health. They also improve blood flow. Healthy fats also come from avocados, nuts and sesame seeds. For those who don't like fish, flaxseed oil is a great alternative.
Spinach, leafy vegetables, oranges and strawberries contain folic acid, essential for healthy sperm and ovaries and for preventing neural tube defects during the 1st trimester. Spinach also contains iron and vitamin C
Garlic: Selenium: prevents miscarriages; Vitamin B6: balances hormones and boost immune system
Pumpkin seeds and black beans: contains zinc which is necessary for health sperm and egg development
Oysters: boosts libido, contains zinc which is necessary for health sperm and egg development
Yellow and Orange Vegetables -Yellow and orange vegetables contain an abundance of beta carotene, an antioxidant, which has been shown to maintain hormonal balance and ward off miscarriage.
Broccoli and Cabbage - Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and cabbage contain a phytonutrient called DIM that helps with estrogen metabolism. They are also known to prevent fibroids and endometriosis in women.
Carrots, peas and sweet potatoes - Containing beta-carotene, these veggies will help regulate a menstrual cycle, thus improving chances for conception.
Strawberries, blueberries, oranges, papaya, kiwi and cantaloupe - Full of vitamin C and antioxidants, these fruits offer healthful reproductive benefits to women trying to conceive.
Meat, chicken, fish, eggs and dairy products (Protein) - Amino acids in protein are vital for viable egg production and for making LH and FSH which are important fertility hormones. Scientific research also suggests women who get more of their protein from plants and less from animal sources have fewer overall ovulatory issues. Be certain to monitor mercury level intake from seafood as high levels can be toxic.
Fertility boosters for HIM
Water - To maintain optimal health and proper reproductive functions, one must remain optimally hydrated.
Spinach - Rich in antioxidants and full of folic acid and iron, leafy green vegetables are a vital ingredient for healthy sperm. Studies have indicated the more fruits and produce a man consumes, the less sluggish his sperm is.
Red vegetables - Containing lysopene; tomatoes are a carotenoid and are a known sperm count enhancer. Studies have indicated the more fruits and produce a man consumes, the less sluggish his sperm is.
Fruit - Containing antioxidants glutathione and cryptoxanthin, oranges, are associated with strong, viable, healthy sperm. Strawberries, blueberries, cantaloupe and papaya offer wonderful healthful benefits as well. Studies have indicated the more fruits and produce a man consumes, the less sluggish his sperm is.
Meat, chicken, fish, eggs and dairy products (Protein) - The amino acids in protein are vital for sperm production. Be certain to monitor mercury levels when consuming seafood.
Oysters - With an abundant amount of zinc, oysters are known fertility enhancer. Be certain to monitor mercury levels when consuming seafood.