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Fertility Health & Diet

Nutrition has a great impact on our health, in similar way nutrition does

effect male fertility factors, female fertility factors & it also affects

pregnancy outcome.

What diet should be followed for healthy sperms & oocytes (eggs) is a

question,

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

protein sources.

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

HYPERVITAMINOSIS.


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

parameters.

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

OTHER FACTORS.