Boost Fertility : Know 6 ways to do it | Dr. Monika Agrawal

The path to parenthood can sometimes be a huge challenge. Around 35% of couples are affected by fertility issues. 

There are few natural ways that will help you to increase your fertility. Your food choices & lifestyle plays an important role in boosting your fertility. 

Here are 10 ways to boost fertility. 

Eat Food That Are Rich In Antioxidants 

Folate and zinc (antioxidants) can help to improve fertility for both men and women. It deactivates your free radicals in your body, which damages both sperm and egg cells.

In 2012, one of the study of young adult men found that eating 75 grams of antioxidant rich walnuts per day improved sperm quality. 

Fruits, vegetables, nuts, and grains are full of beneficial antioxidants like vitamins C and E, folate, beta carotene, and lutein. Eating more of these healthy foods shouldn’t hurt in the effort.

Avoid Trans Fat

Eating healthy fat is important for boosting fertility and overall health. But trans fat is associated with risk of ovulatory infertility. Trans fat is found in hydrogenated vegetable oil, fried food, processed food and baked goods. 

According to few studies it is found that a diet with higher trans fat lowers in unsaturated fats and was linked to infertility for both men and women.

Get Active 

Doing exercise has many benefits for your health and also increases your fertility. Moderate physical  activity has positive affect on fertility for both men and women , especially for those who are obese.

Exercise helps to change the energy balance in the body and adds a positive effect to your reproductive system. Yoga and cardio is must to be added to your daily routine. 

Aim for Healthy Weight 

Weight is the most influential factor when it comes to fertility. Being underweight or overweight both affects your fertility. 

Having obesity is associated with lack of ovulation and menstrual irregularity. The amount of fat stored in your body influences menstrual function. 

To improve your chances of getting pregnant try to lose weight if you’re overweight and gain weight if you’re underweight.

Avoid Excess Alcohol 

Alcohol consumption can negatively affect fertility. Still it’s unclear how much alcohol would affect. According to studies, having more than 14 drinks per week may cause a longer time to get pregnant. Moderate consumption is fine. There were no links found between moderate consumption and infertility. 

Talk to your doctor to ensure the best possibility. But avoiding excessive consumption of alcohol is recommended.

Take Time To Relax 

If you are trying to conceive stress is an important factor. As your stress levels increase your chances of getting pregnant decreases. This happens because of the hormonal change that occurs due to stress. Speak to a doctor or friend that may help you to reduce anxiety and depression levels. Also don’t forget to take time for yourself, do things that you love, make you happy which will help to reduce your stress levels and increase your chances of becoming pregnant. 

Final Thoughts 

Good nutrition is important for a healthy body and reproductive system and to help you become pregnant.

Eating a nutritious diet and making positive lifestyle changes can help boost fertility and prepare your body for pregnancy. If you’re trying to get pregnant, it’s important that you begin making healthy nutrition and lifestyle choices today. But don’t let stress and worry get you down. Talk to your doctor to find the best choices for you.

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