Eating healthy not only is important post-pregnancy but it is equally important when you decide to conceive. When I thought of having my first baby there we many things I searched for and found out that my diet was missing a lot of nutrition. So I decided to make my diet better nutritionally and here is my experience of what I ate and even benefited. For all the TTC women here is what all you must add to your diet:
Spinach, broccoli and other green leafy vegetables are high in Vitamin B and may improve ovulation. It is also said that it helps in reducing the chance of miscarriage thus should be taken regularly.
These fertility boosting foods are best to have if you are planning to conceive. It was found that women who ate a lot of plant protein had substantially less trouble in conceiving than those who did not. So add some beans in your salad and enrich your protein intake.
Pumpkin seeds are high in iron content and it has been proven that women who have sufficient quantity of iron have less probability of having issues in conceiving. For a better taste, you can roast pumpkin seeds in the oven and drizzle some honey and salt for a delicious snack.
Omega-3 fatty acids
Omega-3 is perfect for an unborn baby’s brain development thus pregnant women are majorly advised to add them to their diets when they try to conceive. It has the healthy fats to keep your hormones in perfect levels. You can find them in foods like chia seeds, walnuts, fish etc.
Whole Wheat Bread
It is said that dark bread over light ones are better if you are trying to conceive. Having whole wheat bread reduces the insulin levels and makes the chances of becoming pregnant higher. It was seen that women having a high level of blood sugar were less likely to conceive, therefore is advised to choose dark bread over light ones.
Having proper intake of folic acids is very important for pregnancy. It is advised to start having folic acid right from the time you think of getting pregnant that is at least a month before conceiving. It is also said to continue having it for three continuous months after conceiving or till your doctor advises.
Any other foods you think helped you conceive quicker?