For more info: Im going to talk about the top 5 foods for fertility and pregnancy. These foods are important for all women to consume, but especially for pregnant women, who are nourishing themselves and the life they are raising.
According to medical not receiving proper nourishment during pregnancy can increase the childs risk of cancer, obesity, diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome, and heart disease. Proper nutrition before, during, and after pregnancy is crucial for the health of the child.
A study performed in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that having a good balance of probiotics in the mothers gut can decrease the chance of obesity in the child and vice versa. The nutrition of the mother during pregnancy is vitally important for the health of the child.
Top 5 Superfoods for Fertility:
1. Vegetables: nutrient-dense, high in fiber, lower in carbohydrates and calories
a. Green Leafy Vegetables: packed with iron, calcium, Vitamin K, very nutrient-dense
b. Cruciferous Vegetables: packed with Vitamin C, fiber, manganese, magnesium
-Consume 5 or more vegetables per day, especially dark, leafy greens and cruciferous vegetables.
-Consume a large superfood salad daily.
2. Eggs: yolks are packed with choline, healthy fats, Vitamin E, beta carotene
-A recent medical study found that 86% of pregnant women are deficient in choline.
-Choline is very important for reducing the risks of neural tube defects.
-Buy organic, eggs.
3. Fish: very high in healthy, omega-3 fatty acids to support brain health and development
-Recent medical studies show that the omega-3 fatty acid, DHA is vital for proper brain development.
-Avoid farm-raised fish.
-Supplement with high quality omega-3 fish oil with astaxanthin
4. Nuts and Seeds: high in omega-3 fatty acids to promote healthy hair, skin, and nails; great source of fiber for digestive health
b. Chia Seeds
5. Pastured, Cultured, Fermented Dairy: high in fat-soluble vitamins (EADK) to support the brain and nervous system; contains beneficial probiotics to help support weight loss, fertility, and overall health
b. Amasi (A2 cattle)
-Avoid ultra-pasteurized dairy, like conventional milk.
-Consume low-temperature processed, organic, grass-fed, cultured dairy.
-You arent what you eat, you are what you digest!
-4-8 oz kefir, greek yogurt, or amasi
-1 handful spinach
-1-2 Tbsp flax meal/chia seeds
-1 capsule fish oil
-1-2 organic eggs
To ensure nourishment during pregnancy and avoid gaining excess weight, be sure to load up on nutrient-dense foods, healthy fats, and protein. Do not consume too many carbohydrates, which feed candida and bad bacteria. Limit carbohydrate sources to vegetables, nuts/seeds, seeds, fruits (especially berries), and beans.
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