Fertile Foods

Fertile Foods

Just a quick little post today looking at food as medicine for fertilty! There are a plethora of essential nutrients that are required for healthy eggs, sperm, and for creating the perfect environment for them to meet. Key players include zinc, vitamin C, selenium, vitamin E, B vitamins, omega 3 fatty acids, calcium, magnesium and vitamin A. Eat yourself fertile starting with these top five.

1. Avocado

Not only are they beautiful, but they take 9 months to develop from blossom to ripe fruit, sound familiar? They are even shaped like a uterus. Nature is practically screaming for us to eat them, and enjoy the benefits of their fabulously good fats, Vitamin E, Folic acid, and Vitamin C.

2. Eggs

Vitamin A, E, and D, B vitamins, selenium, zinc, iron, protein and omega 3s  – whoa! Seriously nutrient rich, these little gems have a lot of nutritional bang for their buck. Invest in eggs from pasture-raised chooks to maximise the vitamin intake.

3. Figs

Traditionally used as an aphrodisiac, figs contain vitamin A, C, E, Calcium, Magnesium, Selenium, Zinc and Iron among other deliciousness. They usually grow in pairs on the tree, which gives you a bit of a clue as to what part of the male body they are helpful for!

4. Black Beans (or Turtle Beans)

Used in traditional medicine to benefit reproductive function, and as a remedy for infertility and hot flashes of menopause. If you don’t fancy them as part of your curry or casserole, try black bean “juice” a