Do’s and Don’ts of Fertility Health

Here’s to healthy bodies making healthy babies. Your guide to fertility health.

  1. Do Eat Salmon
    Salmon is a superfood for both men and women’s fertility health. The
    Omega-3 in salmon helps regulate hormones and increase blood flow to your reproductive organs. For men specifically, salmon can also help increase sperm count. Not only is salmon great for your fertility, but it is also delicious paired with a side of asparagus or greens!
  2. Do Eat Leafy Greens
    The folate in leafy greens can help with your fertility also. Specifically, this helps men out. If you don’t get enough folate in your diet from leafy greens, you are more likely to carry chromosomal abnormalities.
  3. Do Eat Blueberries & Raspberries
    Have a bowl of these sweet and delicious berries in the morning for
    breakfast! The antioxidants in these berries help both men and women’s fertility since they keep eggs and sperm from aging and damage.
  4. Do Exercise
    Exercise is great for your overall health, and moderate exercise is great for your fertility. You will improve your quality of life and feel good, reducing stress and anxiety, giving you a better chance of fertility. Too much vigorous exercise, however, can be too much when trying to have a baby. So, daily moderate exercise will do just fine.
  5. Do Eat Yams
    Yams are great specifically for women’s fertility health. They contain folate and vitamin A that reduce neural tube defects and can even stimulate ovulation. Have some yams with your dinner and sweeten them up with a dash of cinnamon.
  6. Don’t Eat White Bread
    You’ll want to avoid things like white bread and other foods with refined carbohydrates such as pasta. This can mess with your hormones and slow down the overall reproductive system for men and women. I know you may love your white bread, but trade that in for whole grain bread. It’s just as tasty and contains folate to reduce neural tube defects and reduce chances of chromosomal abnormalities in men.
  7. Don’t Eat Sugar
    Avoid sugar because just like white bread, this also is a refined carbohydrate that can be bad for your fertility health. Eating excessive sugar is not good for your fertility health or your overall health. So, watch your sugar intake to avoid any hormone irregularities.
  8. Don’t Excessively Drink
    Of course, everyone wants to have a drink once in a while to take the edge off; however, drinking too much can be harmful to your fertility health. Watch your alcohol intake to avoid any fertility issues in the future.
  9. Don’t Eat Processed Foods
    Packaged foods and processed foods can really affect your fertility health, especially for men. These foods like butter, microwave popcorn, and other foods can reduce men’s sperm count.
  10. Don’t Consume Much Too Caffeine
    You’ll want to limit your caffeine consumption for good fertility health. It is recommended that you only have 200mg per day. Too much caffeine can be harmful to your reproductive health and cause hormonal irregularities.