How Can You Boost Your Fertility?

While millions of couples start families naturally, millions more face fertility issues. And although today’s infertility treatments can bring successful outcomes, it can be helpful to know how to boost your fertility. According to the literature, diet and lifestyle changes can help boost fertility by over 50%.

How can you boost your fertility?

Some ways to boost fertility include:

  • Eat foods rich in antioxidants – Data shows that these powerful nutrients can deactivate the free radicals in the body, which can damage both sperm and egg cells. Antioxidants like folate and zinc may improve fertility for both men and women.
  • Consume more calories at breakfast – Another study found that eating a larger breakfast may improve the hormonal effects of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a major cause of infertility. For women with a healthy body weight who suffer from PCOS, eating most of their calories at breakfast reduced insulin levels by 8% and decreased testosterone levels by 50%. High levels of either can contribute to infertility. Study findings also revealed the same women ovulated 30% more than those who ate less at breakfast and more during dinner, suggesting improved fertility.
  • Eat healthy fats – Avoid trans fats (scan each food label carefully for partially hydrogenated oil, then put it back on the shelf. A large observational study found that a diet higher in trans fats and lower in unsaturated fats was linked to infertility. Go for healthy fats such as avocados, cheese, whole eggs, nuts, seeds, and yes, dark chocolate. Healthy fats can also be found in fish like salmon, trout, mackerel, sardines and herring.
  • Change up your protein – Yet another study showed that replacing some animal proteins (such as meat, fish and eggs) with vegetable protein sources (like beans, nuts and seeds) is linked to a reduced risk of infertility. In other research, higher protein intake from meat was linked to a 32% higher chance of developing ovulatory infertility

The leaders in fertility care are in your neighborhood

If you’ve tried making nutritional and lifestyle changes, and your dream of becoming pregnant has yet to come true, know that trusted fertility care is just around the corner. At Reproductive Gynecology & Infertility, our board-certified physicians provide the highest level of full-service fertility care in Ohio. With locations in Akron, Canton, Columbus and Canfield, we strive to make your care as close to home as possible.

To learn more and to schedule an appointment, call 866-537-2461, or click here to use our online contact form.

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