Top 10 Foods to Boost Fertility

Thinking about getting pregnant?  Get your body ready by including these foods into your diet!

top 10 foods to boost fertility

A healthy diet will help make a healthy baby!

Top 10 Foods to Boost Fertility:

1.  Wild salmon (DHA omega 3)

2.  Ground flaxseeds (ALA omega 3)

3.  Lentils (iron and folic acid)

4.  Yogurt (calcium and probiotics)

5.  Spinach (iron)

6.  Black beans (protein)

7.  Asparagus (folic acid)

8.  Tofu non-GMO (protein, calcium)

9.  Whole Grain Cereals (folic acid)

10.  Water (hydration, hydration, hydration!!!)

Importance of Omega 3 Fatty Acids: 

-Fetal brain and development

-Prevents preterm delivery

-Prevents depression during pregnancy and postpartum


ALA Omega 3 Food Sources:

Flax seeds, walnuts, olive oil, pumpkin seeds, tofu, dark green leafy vegetables, seaweed

EPA and DHA Omega 3 Food Sources:

Salmon, sardines, halibut, cod, flounder, lobster, shrimp, scallops, cod liver oil, anchovies

~DHA enriched foods include eggs, cereals, fortified orange juice, pasta~

Reference:  Eating for Pregnancy by Catherine Jones and Rose Ann Hudson, RD, LD

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