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When I was in school and in my internship to be a dietitian, I loved learning about which foods help different diseases and conditions. I loved learning that cinnamon could help with blood sugar control for diabetes or that reducing your salt intake could help with high blood pressure. I love writing these nutrition articles because it helps bring back the knowledge that I learned in school about different topics that I do not necessarily use everyday.
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These foods are shown to help boost fertility:
BlueberriesBlueberries are rich in antioxidants which prevent damage and aging to your cells including your reproductive system. Other berries contain antioxidants as well. Try my Blueberry Pie Oatmeal or Blueberry Banana Breakfast Bars for healthy options.
SalmonFoods high in vitamin D are known to improve your outcomes with fertility. Salmon is also full of omega-3 fatty acids which are important as well. Other fish high in vitamin D include tuna and mackerel. Try my Grilled Salmon Chopped Greek Salad.
KaleYou should have known that I wouldn't have a nutrition article that did not include kale in it. I love kale. Kale is rich in folic acid which is important in preventing neural tube defects in babies including spina bifida. Folic acid is one of the most important nutrients in prenatal vitamins for moms to be. My doctor recommended taking a prenatal vitamin even before I am pregnant. Try my Kale Caesar Pasta Salad.
Whole Milk Greek YogurtStudies show that whole milk dairy may be better than fat-free or low-fat dairy when it comes to fertility. It is recommended to have 1-2 servings of full-fat dairy products a day when trying to conceive. I used to be "scared" that full-fat dairy would make you fat but it actually fills me up a lot better than fat-free and is not too many calories more. I have a balance of low-fat, full-fat and fat-free. Try my Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal Cups for breakfast or my Healthy Mini Key Lime Pies for dessert.
TomatoesTomatoes are rich in lycopene which is shown to help male fertility. Cooked tomatoes have even more lycopene than raw so feel free to use any variety. Try my Healthier Chicken Marsala or Stuffed Cabbage Soup.
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