Instead of creating a better life, unfortunately modern day lifestyle practices and food habits has completely dethroned our efforts. Especially, food habits among the present generation easily lead to various health problems including fertility. Yes, food we consume has a huge say in fertility for both men and women, confirms an infertility treatment specialist associated with an IVF and Endoscopy centre, Aurangabad.
Hence, why should we not try to adopt these simple but good food habits to enhance the chances of fertility? While it not possible to defy the logic of genetics and age associated with fertility issues, it is definitely worthwhile to increase fertility chances by eating certain suggested foods and avoiding others.
Go for complex carbohydrates :
Insulin levels in the blood stream have strong effect on fertility as it inhibits ovulation. Refined carbohydrates in biscuits, cake, pastries, white bread are easily digested and hence shoot up the blood glucose level and thereby force more insulin production. Instead carbohydrates present in complex food such as whole grains, fruits and beans are slowly digested and hence need normal secretion of insulin.
Let’s clear the myth first – the statement ‘Fats are not good for body’ is not always correct. There are whole lot healthy fats that are very much necessary to enhance the chances of pregnancy, which includes almonds, walnuts and others that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. But ofcourse, trans fats in any form is not good as they cause lot of metabolic changes and redefine the levels of insulin in blood.
For women related fertility issues, there can’t be a much easier option than choosing vitamin C rich fruits to help conceiving. Oranges, sweet lime, kiwi, and berries offer excellent sources of nutrients required for treating fertility problems.
The thumb rule regarding the usage of vegetables is very clear – consumption of brightly colored vegetables as a part of daily meal is an excellent option to improve fertility. The reason for their effectiveness can be easily attributed to the presence of folic acid, antioxidants, and iron in them.
Bell peppers : Good source of beta-carotene and antioxidants
Carrots and peas : To regulate menstrual cycles and also to rectify hormonal imbalances
Cabbage and broccoli – Presence of phytonutrients to regulate estrogen
The general concept of reducing animal protein and including plant based ones is still accepted as one of the good ideas to improve fertility chances. Ofcourse, if you are fond of animal based food, make sure it contains lean portions and are devoid of antibiotic traces. While chicken, lamb, eggs, and fish rich in omega 3, B12 vitamins, and iron can be included, soy products such as Tofu should be consumed moderately. And if you are keen to get healthy pregnancy, consumption of beans and lentils is not an option but a necessity, says a Gynecological Endoscopic Surgeon associated with an IVF centre in Aurangabad.
For female fertility issues, low fat dairy products, avocados, pumpkin and sesame seeds, and honey should be consumed and for their counterparts, rye, garlic, asparagus, and chilli can do wonders. It is definitely true that good diet practice alone cannot cure infertility, but they can ably help the medication process. If you are having a tough time in getting conceived, you can always approach us at IVF and ICSI center treatments in Aurangabad and thereby create better chances of pregnancy.