Many couples experiencing fertility problems need only look as far as the kitchen for help. These super foods will not only make conception easier, but improve overall health.
Pomegranates: the ruby red superfruit
The most delicious natural fertility enhancers would have to be pomegranates and pomegranate juice. This ruby red fruit is rich in antioxidants, and one glass of juice contains an entire day’s supply of folic acid, perfect for helping conceive healthy babies. Drinking pure pomegranate juice has been shown to help stabilise blood sugar, another cause of infertility.
Chia seeds: don’t let their size deceive you
Chia seeds are South American natural fertility enhancers. These tiny seeds are packed with omega 3 fatty acids, protein and fibre. Chia seeds are also very high in zinc, a mineral critical for men’s fertility.
Maca: the sexiest vegetable
Maca is a root vegetable from Peru and can be made into capsules or a powder mixed into food. This natural fertility enhancer supports the body’s production of hormones, especially luteinizing hormone (LH), responsible for triggering ovulation in women. It helps regulate the menstrual cycle and increases energy.
Maca also increases libido in men and has been shown to counteract the sexual dysfunction that some men experience when taking certain anti depressants.
25-year-old nurse Coreena Cruceanu’s life turned on its axis when she contracted a Lyme-like illness. The extensive lifestyle and dietary changes she made to facilitate her recovery sparked a fascination with natural health and she is now studying to become a nutritionist.