Nutrition has a great impact on our health, in similar way nutrition does
effect male fertility factors, female fertility factors & it also affects
What diet should be followed for healthy sperms & oocytes (eggs) is a
Taking plenty of fruits & vegetables are usually advised as it replenishes
you with a variety of vitamins, minerals & boost your immunity
Try including whole grains like wheat, brown rice, millets (Bajra, Jawar,
Ragi) and oats in your diet, it gives you variety in your recipes and adds
fibers to your diet, easily you can say no to the refined floor.
Also add pulses like kidney beans, peas, chickpeas, lentils, and
legumes. Sprouts are full of essential nutrients & fibers, so adding
sprouts to your diet make your dish enriched with vitamins.
Avoid trans-fats but the moderate amount of dairy & milk products is
advised. Egg white is good & be happy to include in your meals.
Having oily fish helps & lean meat is ok but avoids red meat. It’s very
important to add good quality proteins so egg whites, fish are a good
choice. For vegetarian’s nuts, beans, pulses, milk & milk products act as
Say no to processed food & big No to sugary food as well!
Few Vitamins needed pre-pregnancy are,
Folic Acid supplements pre-pregnancy are important as Folic acid plays
a major role in the development of Baby’s brain and spinal cord. Deficiency
of Folic Acid leads to Neural Tube Defects. Baby’s brain starts
developing before the woman realizes that she is pregnant. So make
sure you have started it.
Vitamin D – The basic research showed that vitamin D plays a role in
biological processes in sperms and ovary cells and may affect levels of
sex hormones. Increasing vitamin D through diet or spending time in the
sun would help. TAKE ADVICE FROM YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE
STARTING VITAMIN D TABLETS as it may do HARM by causing
Vitamin C – Few studies have shown that vitamin C supplements could
be helpful for female infertility
Vitamin E- supplements of vitamin E showed improvements in sperm
Make sure you are not deficient in any of the micronutrients as traces of
Zinc, Copper, selenium, Iron, Vitamin B6 & DHA is also important &
have a positive impact on fertility.
Obesity can cause infertility in males as well as females, so adopting
healthy diet & doing exercises regularly is important.
Women with Polycystic Ovarian Disease also require special diet as
women with PCOS have insulin resistance.
CAUTION- SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE BEFORE TAKING ANY
SUPPLEMENT AS YOUR INFERTILITY MAY BE CAUSED BY SOME