To enhance your fertility, here are three diet tips from women's health and fertility expert Aimee Raupp's book, Yes, You Can Get Pregnant: The Diet That Will Improve Your Fertility Now and Into Your 40's:
Eat Liver. Yes, liver. Contrary to popular belief, liver is not the
toxic organ, rather it is the
detoxifier. The liver helps remove impurities from one’s system, but it does not hold onto those impurities.
I love liver for helping women get pregnant because it’s an amazing source of folate (the active form of folic acid), all your B vitamins, choline (a substance imperative for optimal fetal development) and loads of antioxidants like inositol (which has been shown to improve egg quality in women undergoing In Vitro Fertilization procedures).
I recommend eating 3 ounces of liver per week. If you can't imagine eating liver, you can take it in pill form as recommended in my book.
Eat Eggs. Eggs are one of the most nutrient dense foods that exist; especially eggs from pastured hens. They are abundant in fertility-enhancing omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin E and choline. As I mentioned when discussing liver, choline is an essential nutrient for optimal fetal development.
As well, it’s imperative for young women trying to conceive to have a diet rich in choline, as during pregnancy, the body's demand for choline is the highest. I recommend women eat between 8 to 12 eggs per week. Be sure these eggs are organic and from pastured hens.
Take Cod Liver Oil. Cod liver oil is an oil from fish; however, it is different from fish oil. Both fish oil and cod liver oil are great sources of omega-3 fatty acids, however cod liver oil also contains vitamins A and D, which are fat soluble vitamins important to fertility and conception.
Most people are suffering from vitamin D deficiencies these days. If this is you, then I recommend cod liver oil over fish oil. Take cod liver oil in capsule or liquid form daily--and be sure to take an amount that delivers 2,000 iu's of vitamin D.
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Yes, You Can Get Pregnant:
The Diet That Will Improve Your Fertility Now and Into Your 40's
by Aimee E. Raupp
-- Worried about your ability to have children in the next five years?
Have you been trying to get pregnant for a while now and it's just not happening.
Does it seem like every woman you know is having a hard time getting pregnant and you don't want that to be you when you're ready?
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Whether you're in your 20's, 30's or 40's, this book will give you all the nutritional information you need to keep your baby-making machinery in tip-top shape.
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