What should I eat if I want to increase my fertility? This is a question that I have been receiving a lot lately. If you have been following my blog and status’ on facebook, then you know I advocate a clean eating approach. I reclaimed my fertility eating this way. If you are eating clean, whole foods and reducing processed foods, this will certainly help fertility. You want to make sure that you are eating ample amounts of nutrients that support fertility. It is also advised to reduce contributors to low folate like smoking, alcohol and gluten if you have a gluten sensitivity or celiac disease. Studies have shown that supplemental folate (in a pre-natal vitamin) is often not enough. Folate from food sources provide an even greater benefits. Here are some key nutrients that support fertility and the foods in which they are found-
Folate – Green leafy vegetables like kale, spinach, endive, whole grains, sunflower seeds
Vitamin B12 Meat, shellfish, eggs
B6 – Whole grains, vegetables, nuts and seeds, meat and fish
Choline – Egg yolks, meat seafood, nuts and seeds, broccoli and brussels sprouts
Methionine= Sesame seeds, brazil nuts, eggs, fish, peppers and spinach.
My seasonal meal plans are a great place to start.