A fertility diet can help to boost your fertility, in fact, a study of over 17,000 women found that making just 5 dietary changes boosted fertility by a whopping 69%! So, if you’re wondering what you should eat to get pregnant fast, read on….
A nutritious diet can significantly boost your fertility, so if you’re ready to conceive, download my free fertility meal plan from www.melaniemcgrice.com/fertility, and make sure that you try these 5 dietary tips:
Number 1: Eat foods which have a low glycemic index
Foods with a high GI such as sugar can cause inflammation that damages your eggs. Instead swap to lower GI foods. Swap white bread for multigrain or sourdough, swap dates for prunes and swap corn chips for corn on the cob.
Number 2: Optimise your fat ratio
The traditional Mediterranean Diet has a fat ratio of one bad fat for every food fat. The typical Western diet has a fat ratio of 18 bad fats for every one good fat. So, limit foods high in unhealthy fats such as chips, chocolate and biscuits, and include plenty of healthy fats such as fish and nuts.
Number 3: Increase your intake of plant proteins
Having more plant proteins in your diet naturally improves your fat ratio. The study found that swapping just 25 grams of animal proteins with 25 grams of plant proteins every day, boosted fertility by 50%!
Number 4: Ensure that you’re getting the right amount of folate for your needs
You may be taking a supplement that contains folic acid, but did you know that some women need more than others? Ensure that you’re taking the right amount of folic acid for your needs by checking your personalised requirements with a fertility dietitian.
Number 5: Choose full cream milk
This one always surprises people, but the study found that full cream milk was more beneficial for fertility than low fat milk. Researchers believe that it may be a compound called IGF-1 which may be making the difference. There’s more IGF one in full cream milk than in skim, and it’s believed to assist in implantation and early growth and development of the embryo.
Let me know in the comments below, which strategy you’re going to focus on first. And, remember to download my free fertility meal plan.
Get nutritious recipes
straight into your inbox!
Send your details now to receive Melanie’s recipes designed around a range of dietary needs including improved fertility, weight loss, general heath and wellbeing through improved nutrition. Receive the recipes specific to your needs.