The fertility diet is a way of eating that is designed to support reproductive health and increase the chances of conception. It emphasises whole, nutrient-dense foods that are rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and minimises processed and sugary foods that can disrupt hormone balance and fertility.
The best option for optimal fertility is to book a consult with one of our naturopaths where we can tailor advice to your individual situation and provide support throughout your fertility journey and beyond
Below are some dietary guidelines that are often recommended as part of a fertility diet to just get you started:
Eat a Balanced Diet
A balanced diet that is rich in whole, nutrient-dense foods is essential for reproductive health. Focus on eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and healthy fats. Avoid sugary and processed foods, which can disrupt hormone balance and fertility.
Get Enough Protein
Adequate protein intake is important for egg and sperm production. Focus on lean sources of protein such as poultry, fish, beans, lentils, and nuts.
Eat Health Fats
Healthy fats, such as those found in avocados, nuts, seeds, and fatty fish, are important for hormone balance and reproductive health.
Eat Plenty of Fruit and Vegetables
Colourful fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants, which can help protect against oxidative stress and improve fertility. Dark green leafy vegetables will support healthy DNA replication.
Choose Complex Carbohydrates
Complex carbohydrates, such as whole grains and starchy vegetables, provide sustained energy and are less likely to disrupt blood sugar balance than refined carbohydrates.
Limit Caffeine and Alcohol
Caffeine and alcohol can disrupt hormone balance for both males and females and reduce fertility. Limit your intake of these substances, particularly when trying to conceive.
Drinking plenty of water and staying hydrated is important for overall health and reproductive function.
In addition to following a fertility diet, it is important to maintain a healthy weight, get regular exercise, manage stress, and avoid exposure to environmental toxins that can disrupt fertility.
Take a practitioner-only prenatal vitamin and other supplements according to your specific needs: Prenatal supplements must have adequate nutrients to support fertility and a healthy pregnancyand your naturopath will help you work out what is right for you.
If you are curious about your fertility, book an appointment with one of our naturopaths to identify any potential underlying uniqueness and develop a specific treatment plan for you. We are used to working alongside your IVF specialists and/or GP and will review and potentially organise further testing to ensure we have all the information needed to ensure a fertile you!