From providing powerful antioxidants all the way down to being a fab source of folic acid, eating spinach for female fertility is definitely a good idea. In fact, any and all kinds of leafy greens (think kale, bok choy, arugula and lettuce) do make a great addition to your meals, for added fertility support.
The benefits of spinach for female fertility
However, this doesn’t have to mean resigning evening meal times to soggy salads, either. Gyna, the team behind a wide selection of fertility-boosting recipes, and our partner in Feast, Fuel, Fertility – The Gyna 6-week Challenge, is here to inspire your new rotation of fertility recipes for dinner.
Today, we’re spotlighting a comforting Parmesan Spinach and Mushroom Pasta recipe from team Gyna, packed with leafy green goodness, garlic and more.
Before you tuck in, the recipe and information shared below originally appeared on Gyna.co as part of their delicious recipe collection. Already wanting more? Take their quiz and unlock the full collection of delicious meal ideas and recipes, all designed to boost your fertility, as well as 101 nutritional support and bite-size course steps.
Spinach and fertility – what’s the connection?
All about those leafy greens
Some common examples of leafy greens include spinach, kale, lettuce, Swiss chard, collard greens, arugula, and broccoli leaves. They’re all rich in essential nutrients and offer a wide range of health benefits – as well as promoting key aspects of reproductive health.
The 101 on spinach and fertility
Looking at spinach and fertility on a micronutrient level, we know that this little green leaf can provide a powerful dose of iron, folate, and zinc! Without enough of these three minerals, egg health or anovulatory cycles might be an issue for you. Spinach and leafy greens are also high in calcium and manganese, which are great for promoting strong bones and hormonal balance.
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Keep an eye out for the final instalment, part 6, where we’ll be spotlighting another must-know fertility superfood.
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