There are a number of natural ways to increase your chances of conceiving. Below we have put together a list of 5 natural ways to help boost your fertility.
- Avoid Trans Fats
Eating healthy fat every day is important for boosting fertility. However, trans fats are associated with an increased risk of ovulatory infertility, due to their negative effects on insulin sensitivity. Trans fats are commonly found in hydrogenated vegetable oils and are usually present in some margarine, fried foods, processed products and baked goods. A large observational study found that a diet higher in trans fats and lower in unsaturated fats was linked to infertility.
- Cut back on alcohol
Drinking alcohol can reduce the chance of conception for women significantly. Even moderate alcohol intake may contribute to the risk of certain types of infertility. In men, excessive alcohol consumption interferes with hormone levels, affecting sperm quality and production.
- Swap Protein Sources
Replacing some animal proteins (such as meat, fish and eggs) with vegetable protein sources (such as beans, nuts and seeds) is linked to a reduced risk of infertility. Therefore, consider replacing some of the meat protein in your diet with protein from vegetables, beans, lentils and nuts.
- Choose High-Fat Diary
High intakes of low-fat dairy foods may increase the risk of infertility, whereas high-fat dairy foods may decrease it. Why not try replacing one low-fat dairy serving per day with one high-fat dairy serving, such as a glass of whole milk.
- Reduce Stress
This is easier said than done but really does boost your fertility. While stress has the ability to affect everybody differently, in extreme circumstances it does have the potential to negatively impact the female reproductive system and can be associated with lower fertility potential.
You are more likely to conceive if you and your partner are in good health. The above 5 natural ways contribute to improving your chances of conceiving and having a healthy pregnancy. If you are interested in learning more about what fertility tests you can have then please do not hesitate to contact us.