1: Eat plenty of cruciferous vegetables
These include broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, kale, rocket (arugula) and watercress. Our liver can take a bit of a battering during IVF as it has a lot of medication to process. Signs that it needs support include headaches, night sweats, fatigue, breakouts, low mood and irritability. These symptoms are commonly experienced during IVF! Adding cruciferous veggies to our diet can be helpful as they contain the plant nutrients indole-3-carbinol (I3C) and sulforaphane, which support both phases of liver detoxification. Aim to include 30–50g (1-cup measure) with each meal, yes, even breakfast! You can easily hide them in a smoothie or serve with eggs first thing.