The foods we eat have a big impact on our health and wellness, and that includes reproductive health and fertility. And while there’s enough diet advice out there to make your head spin, these three get tips are simple, straightforward and something any woman can try – even if you’re not planning on getting pregnant. After all, they won’t just improve reproductive health and fertility. Instead they’ll have a positive impact on overall health, too.
Cut back on processed sugar
Sugar gets a bad rap, and for good reason. Too much of it can throw hormones out of balance and lead to other health problems, including chronic inflammation, weight gain and metabolic syndrome.
Sugar is ubiquitous and finds is used in just about everything, but if you can cut back on processed foods and drinks, you’re already making great steps to cut back on processed sugar.
Eat more healthy fats
Not all fats are created equal, but when it comes to healthy fats, you want to eat those without fear. What qualifies as “healthy” fat, you might ask? Look for extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, avocado, butter, ghee, and omega-3 fatty acids in fatty fish, flaxseeds, chia seeds and walnuts.
No more trans fats
This industrially produced fat is just no good for you. They are linked with heart disease and now, women’s infertility. What are trans fats? Anything that’s “hydrogenated” or “partially hydrogenated” can be a trans fat. They’re typically used in fried foods, baked goods, frozen foos and butter alternatives, like margarine.
By reducing sugar intake and trans fats, and increasing healthy fats, women can give their reproductive health and fertility a boost.