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So there is a ton of talk about what to eat to be a healthy person. But what if you're trying to prepare your body to be fertile? Below I've offered options that I've learn from my personal experience as a person trying to be more fertile, my IIN training, and a book that I trust has done their research, The Infertility Cleanse, which is a holistic approach to fertility by Tami Quinn and Beth Heller. Below are their seven "Go Foods" with some my own offerings:
- Eat antioxidant rich fruit and veggies like berries, dark leafy green vegetables (Buy organic, local and in-season produce when you can) *check out the dirty dozen list below from EWG;
- Cruciferous veggies (cooked) like broccoli, cabbages, and cauliflower;
- Whole grains (explore all grains! Be sure they are whole);
- Healthy fats like olive oils, nut oils, ghee (clarified butter), and nuts;
- Lean proteins like grass-fed beef, organic free range chicken, free-range organic eggs. (Also, research has shown fish high in Omega-3, low mercury are best. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration [FDA] says that women trying to conceive can safely eat up to 12 ounces (roughly two or three servings) a week of fish like canned light tuna, salmon, shrimp, cod, tilapia, and catfish);
- Beans and Lentils; and
- Lignins like whole ground flax seeds and chia seeds.
Are there any foods you've found have helped you on your fertility journey? Share in the comments section below, I'd love to hear from you!
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*Here’s the 2016 Dirty Dozen:
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