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7 Foods to Increase Your Fertility

Updated: Sep 9, 2021

There is growing evidence of the impact that food can have on your fertility success. If you're trying for a baby right now, studies have shown that foods rich in healthy fats, proteins, fiber, and greens should be included in your diet to reverse ovulatory infertility, which accounts for 25% or more of all cases of infertility. Here are a few foods you should include in your diet:

7 Foods to Increase Your Fertility:

  1. Salmon Fish that are high in omega-3s are great to include in your diet to improve the chances of fertility. Make sure to keep an eye on wild-caught salmon to avoid harmful levels of mercury.

  2. Avocado Avocado is loaded with healthy, unsaturated fats, and fiber to maintain healthy brain function and regulate hormones.

  3. Nuts and seeds Walnuts, sunflower seeds, and beans are great sources of fat to improve ovulation. They also provide a great amount of folic acid, which are great additions to a fertility diet.

  4. Beans & legumes Studies have shown that plant-based protein over animal protein is a great way to increase your success in tracking monthly cycles.

  5. Water While not a food, make sure water is your first choice when it comes to drinks. Staying hydrated is an important part of keeping your body functions working properly, so fill a glass and drink up!

  6. Leafy Greens Any vegetables that are dark and leafy like kale, swiss chard, collard, or beet greens are great additions to a fertility diet. The folic acid and iron in these high-fiber, low glycemic vegetables are a great addition to strengthen your reproductive health while giving you the vitamins you need.

  7. High fat dairy Dairy products like whole milk and full-fat yogurt have been shown to decrease infertility. If you're not sensitive to dairy, consider including it in your diet to increase your chances.

Need some help figuring out other foods to include in your diet? Book your consultation call with me so we can figure out what questions we can ask your doctors and specialists.

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Sep 22, 2023

Hi Elizabeth, saw your pins on Pinterest and decided to visit your excellent website. As a 60-year-old father of 3 (the youngest being 7 years old) I have learned a few hacks to maintain/improve fertility.

While you mention stress reduction and food sources (many of which are correct), you don't go into that much detail.

Fertility can indeed be improved with leafy greens as they introduce more micronutrients (folate and other necessary vitamins) into your diet [Folate activity is increased with Vitamin B12].

These micronutrients boost not just overall health but also reproductive health and energy. Pineapple can be an excellent source of vitamins and minerals and has been shown to improve fertility aswell as an enhanced repair mechanism. Pineapple…


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