fertility boosting foods

If you are trying to get pregnant or thinking about starting to try there is a lot of information out there about what you should be eating and it can all get so very overwhelming. The list of foods can get pretty long and daunting, plus who has the time or appetite to eat all of that? 

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Relax, it doesn't have to be complicated. The truth is that there are simple basic foods, most of which you probably already eat, that can help boost your fertility. Check out this list of easily accesible foods that will help keep you healthy and give your body nutrients that it needs and wants to help you conceive. 

If you're already eating most of them, good for you and keep up it up! 

Asparagus is a his and hers fertility booster. 1

Asparagus is rich in folate, which is necessary for women who want to decrease their risk of infertility and increase the odds of having a healthy pregnancy. For men, asparagus has been considered a fertility booster that increases sperm count since medieval times. A recent study conducted on rats did show that those which received higher doses of asparagus root did have higher sperm count than those that weren't. 


Broccoli is packed with nutrients. 2

Broccoli is bursting with vitamins B and C and it's got folate. Remember how good folate is? It helps boost your fertility plus it helps reduce the risks of miscarriage and birth defects. 


What's up, Doc? 3

Carrots aren't just for rabbits. They're good for men who want to become daddies. One study found that carotenoid, which helps give carrots their lovely color also helps improve sperm count. 

Crack 'em open. 4

Turns out eggs are good for the health of your eggs. They contain choline which helps prevent birth defects. Don't skip the yolks because that's where the choline is. 


Hydrate, hydrate and then hydrate again. 5

Drinking water helps your entire system flow. It stimulates circulation, improves egg health and helps produce cervical mucus, which is needed to help sperm get to an egg and fertilize it. 

Time to make abuela's sopa de lentejas. 6

Lentils are rich in iron, protein and folate. Just one cup of cooked lentils provides you with 90 percent of your daily folate needs. Also, they're cheap! 


Go ahead and pay extra for the guac. 7

Take all that money you save from eating lentils and splurge on avocados because they are packed with folate and good for you fats. 

Citrus is another his and hers fertility booster. 8

Citrus fruits are high in vitamin C, which helps reduce strain on the ovaries in women and can help prevent sperm defects in men. 


Swap out your white rice for quinoa. 9

Quinoa is a whole grain and whole grains are a great source of folic acid. It's also less acidic than other whole grains and can help make cervical mucus less acidic and more hospitable to sperm. 

Pomegranates have long been associated with fertility. 10

Since ancient times many cultures have considered the pomegranate a symbol of fertility. Let the symbolism continue because pomegranates are an excellent source for antioxidants, which can help protect DNA from damage that could potentially lead to miscarriage. 


Spinach is your fertility friend. 11

Low iron levels can have a damaging effect on the health of your eggs. Dark leafy greens like spinach can help increase your iron intake while providing you with that ever necessary folate.