Food For Thought No. 5
Include natural sources of protein – These include quinoa, hemphearts, nuts, flax seeds and pumpkin seeds. Alternatives are powders like collagen, and protein supplements. Avoid pea protein, which is said to be a natural contraceptive.
Food For Thought No. 6
Avoid frozen where possible – In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), frozen foods are avoided for fertility, as they can chill the uterus. And we want to focus this as an ideal nesting ground for your embryos, or an upcoming embryo transfer. If in doubt, it’s better to serve your smoothies at room temperature.
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Food For Thought No. 7
Choose your superfoods – Spirulina is a green algae found in fresh and ocean water. It’s rich in minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. Fun fact – the Aztecs used to eat it for strength and endurance. And we’re not arguing.
Wheatgrass is another fantastic fertility superfood. It lowers the Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH), balances all your overall hormonal health and enhances cell health.
Maca (or maca powder) is world-renowned for its fertility boosting properties. It’s a naturally energising plant, enhancing fertility as a whole and supporting your endocrine system.
Note, your endocrine system is the collection of glands that produce hormones to regulate metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep, mood and much more.
Food For Thought No. 8
Include good Omegas – Focus on Omega-3, and look to include extra virgin olive oil and top quality fish oils, in your diet as a whole (we wouldn’t recommend putting these in a fertility smoothie!).
Others sources are walnuts, walnut oil and flaxseeds. Omega-6 you can find in hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds and pine nuts. Avocados, almonds, coconut oils and coconut creams are rich in Omega-9.