Infertility impacts one in ten people. A lot of the causes can’t be controlled, but eating habits can play a role and that is one thing we can all control.
Here are some tips for both women and men!
1. Increase your iron intake
Studies show a diet rich in iron that comes from vegetables may lower the risk of infertility. Vegetarian foods with iron include all types of beans, lentils and spinach… as well as fortified cereals, long-grain enriched rice and whole grains.
2. Watch your fats
Cut out trans fats and add more monounsaturated fats. Think avocados and olive oil.
3. Eat more whole grains
Go for more high-fiber, low-glycemic carb-rich foods. And for fertility, you want to choose high-fat dairy instead of low-fat versions.
4. Men need to watch what they eat, too
Male obesity can contribute to low sperm count and poor sperm motility. Guys should load up on fruits and vegetables. They contain vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that can create strong sperm.
It’s important for men and women to have a healthy body weight and pick nutritious meals, since both can contribute to the ability to conceive.