Superfoods for Fertility

Sarah's favourite super-foods

Sarah’s favourite super-foods

‘Super-foods’ are all the rage these days and I am asked about them often with regards to boosting fertility. So what are super-foods? They are foods that are ‘multi-taskers’ providing more than just one benefit to your diet. They may provide essential nutrients such as fats plus some good fibre. Or they may be rich in vitamins and minerals as well as protein.

Many foods fit the bill. Some of them are every day foods in your diet such as oats, eggs, chickpeas, sweet potatoes, peas,  apples or avocados. Others may be a bit more exotic such as goji berries, chia seeds or super-greens.

One of my favourite super-foods is Maca. According to Wikipedia maca ‘is an herbaceous biennial plant of the crucifer family native to the high Andes of Peru around Lake Junin. It is grown for its fleshy hypocotyl, which is used as a root vegetable, a medicinal herb, and a supposed aphrodisiac.’ I think maca is a great hormonal balancer for many women and I have it most days along with my other favourite- Chia Seeds. They are full of fibre, Omega 3 essential fats, antioxidants and phytonutrients which are all excellent for balancing hormones and maintaining your general health.

A desert-spoon a day added to your food is advised to keep everything running smoothly.

green smoothiAnother one of my essential super-food prescription is a mixture of super-greens (lots of super things here I know!) such as Spirulina, Barley Grass, Wheat Grass & Chlorella.

You can put 1/2 teaspoon in some water, stir and drink up. Cheers.

Not everyone can tolerate this (due to slightly icky taste) so instead you can hide it in a smoothie or yoghurt. I try to have a smoothie every day with all of my 3 above super-foods.

You can watch my green smoothie recipe video here.

So which super-foods can you add in to your diet today to increase the nutrient content to get healthier and give your fertility a boost?

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