Exploring foods to boost fertility
We have all seen athletes documenting their special diets to fuel peak performance. Celebrities have dished on their slimming tricks to get them red carpet ready. But what about foods to boost fertility? People sometimes ask our doctors about fertility foods. There is no 100%, one-size-fits-all diet to increase fertility in every couple. However, studies show that these fertility helping foods can certainly help improve your chances.
Protein is an important part of any healthy diet. It helps build strong muscles and leaves you feeling satiated longer. Studies show that meals high in protein, especially those containing lean, red meat, promote ovulation. Eat about 200 calories worth of protein a day. Lean red meat cuts include sirloin and top round. However, if you are not a steak fan have it ground up and add this fertility food to your favorite chili recipe.
Vitamin A in foods to boost fertility
Vitamin A* is vital to sperm production. Deficiencies in men can cause male infertility. Thankfully, there are many delicious foods that are high in Vitamin A. This includes sweet potato, kale, carrots, butternut squash, cantaloupe and mango. If your partner is looking to increase his Vitamin A, have him blend up a smoothie with kale, frozen mango, frozen blueberries and a cup of full fat milk. If foods rich in Vitamin A do not appeal to him, supplements are available at most health food stores.
For more nutrition resources, contact a reproductive endocrinologist at Texas Fertility Center. Overall health, not one particular fertility food, contributes to improved fertility. When the underlying problem involves anatomical, ovulatory or hormonal issues, we can recommend an effective treatment plan to restore reproductive health.
*Vitamin A will not improve sperm count in men who do not have a Vitamin A deficiency.
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