Eating right is essential when trying to conceive. There are several different "power-foods" containing vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals that are important in achieving optimum female health and for increasing the odds of conceiving. With the backing of current research, we are recommending the following:Iron:
Iron is a trace mineral which can have a positive impact on fertility. It can be found in foods such as apricots, clams, beef, prunes, turkey, shrimp, pumpkin seeds, dried beans, crab, and oysters. Sources we chose include Dried Apricots, pumpkin seeds, and Smoked Oysters.Vitamin E:
Some researchers believe that women who have trouble conceiving may be deficient in vitamin E. To up your intake of this vitamin, include the following foods into your diet:
broccoli, avocados, sunflower seeds, brazil nuts, peanuts, mangoes, and almonds.Folate (Folic Acid):
Women of childbearing years should pay particular attention to their intake of folate
. Folate is important for a healthy reproductive system, helps improve fertility, and can prevent neurological birth defects. Folate-rich foods include asparagus, artichoke, beets, broccoli, spinach, avocados, lentils, dried beans, soybeans, oranges, and turkey.Vitamin B12:
Pernicious anemia, associated with vitamin B12 deficiency, is linked to infertility, so it makes sense to include in your daily diet foods high in this vitamin.
Leading Food Sources of vitamin B12 include beef, lamb, trout, yogurt, crab, oysters, and clams.Zinc:
Some studies have indicated that zinc deficiency may interfere with ovulation. To increase your amount of zinc, include the following foods in your diet: barley, chicken, crab, oysters, pumpkin seeds, lamb, beef, wheat, and turkey.
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