If you want to improve your chances of getting pregnant naturally, then making healthy diet choices every day will take you a step closer to your goal. One of the most effectual ways of doing this is by adding fertility smoothies to your daily meal plan. Smoothies can be a blend of vegetables, fruits, frozen yoghurts and other supplements based on your preference. Smoothies are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fibre from a blend of raw vegetables and fruits to produce dense tasty yumminess.
Fertility smoothies are an easy and safe way of boosting fertility naturally. Be sure to benefit from the following;
It’s quick, easy to make and works best when taken in the morning as it gives room for the nutrients to work throughout the day. It’s also a very effective way of ensuring your partner partakes in the fertility journey, simply add a glass of freshly blended smoothie next to his/her plate.
Smoothies are packed with antioxidants, which are crucial in aiding conception. Over Time, free radicals generated from the air we breathe, the food we eat, toxins, stress, direct sunlight, illness, germs and so on, clog your body system, particularly your reproductive system. This has an adverse impact on your fertility on many levels. It can affect the health and viability of your egg (ova), the sperm, the cells of the uterus, ovaries, thyroid, pituitary, etc. All these can interfere with the functions of the reproductive system, thus triggering infertility. Antioxidants on the other hand help to protect the body from these free moving radicals by disarming them and leaving them harmless. Drinking a smoothie every day enables you to receive an abundance of antioxidants.
In order to get your body ready for conception, there should be ample supply of minerals, zinc, calcium, selenium, vitamin E, A, C and D, folic acid, iron and many more nutrients which play a key role in fortifying your monthly menstrual cycle and ovulation. A deficiency of any of these nutrients can hinder your fertility. Smoothies are made from a wide range of rich whole foods that make it a one-stop for all the goodness your body needs. In addition, since smoothies are liquid, the nutrients are easily absorbed during digestion.
The major difference between juices and smoothies is that smoothies contain the pulp that juices get rid of. The pulp is majorly squeezed fibre and fibre is an important part of a healthy diet. Fiber helps in digestion and bowel movement even more specifically, it improves fertility chances by helping your body get rid of excess hormones and balancing your blood sugar level. Reoccurring spikes in the blood sugar level can cause hormonal imbalance, which is very common with women that suffer from PCOS though not limited to them. Hormonal imbalance, in turn, can create issues with ovulation, the menstrual cycle, the uterine lining, and sperm health.
Building Blocks for a Great Fertility Smoothie
In order to make a good cup of fertility-friendly smoothie, it must definitely have the following ingredients:
Leafy greens; Leafy greens are loaded with nutrients, which is super important for regulating ovulation and promoting healthy egg and sperm development. Some examples are spinach and kale.
Fresh fruits: they are a good source of vitamins, minerals, fibre and fructose. However, be watchful of your sugar consumption. It is easy to go overboard with adding sweeteners and sweetened fruits like banana, mango and pineapples. Generally, all sugar is problematic for fertility and egg health, even when it comes to natural fructose in fruit. This means that you have to ration the quantity you use at a time.
Liquids: to get smooth, creamy smoothies, low-fat yoghurt and almond or coconut milk are our recommended options. Nuts such as almonds and coconuts are loaded with healthy fats which help regulate hormonal balance
Supplements: smoothies present a convenient way of ingesting your daily supplements. To maximize the health benefits of your fertility smoothies, you can add maca powder, vitamins, royal jelly, have fun experimenting with the array of fruits, herbs, seeds, and spices to really make your smoothies delicious. Berries, mangos, kiwi, citrus fruits, chia seed, flax seed, cinnamon, spirulina — the list is endless. Explore and find out which flavour combinations work for you.