nutrition and fertility

You could ask how nutrition could be an important factor in serious problems like infertility.

Numerous studies proved that fact years ago and we could help a lot our fertility with choosing a proper diet with essential nutrients and vitamins.

Female infertility

Female infertility may be caused by a range of medical problems such as blocked fallopian tubes. This can be triggered by an infection like thrush or cystitis. Sometimes there is a problem with ovulation, usually due to a hormone imbalance. Candida, a yeast fungal overgrowth is also linked to infertility.

When women are under a lot of stress, the body releases adrenalin, the endocrine system eventually becomes exhausted which can prevent conception. One common cause of infertility, however, is poor nutrition.

A survey of British women attending fertility clinics revealed that half of them had been trying to lose weight by following diets that lacked vital nutrients. Conversely OBESITY can also lower a woman’s chances of conception. Any woman concerned about her fertility should examine her daily diet.

What can a woman do in order to improve her fertility?

Eat plenty of shellfish, sunflower and sesame seeds, and nuts for zinc.
Eat citrus fruits for vitamin C.
Eat meat, bran, poultry for iron, brown rice, wheat germ, pulses and oats for B vitamins and oily fish for omega 3, soya beans, almonds and whole meal bread for magnesium.
Cut down on alcohol, tea, coffee, smoking, highly refined foods. Sometimes women have a sexual dysfunction, including finding it difficult to be aroused, not easy to reach orgasm or pain with sex.
There are a number of causes, including low sex drive or an unskilled lover. A woman who has pain with sex needs to check for endometriosis, pelvic infection and thrush with her doctor.

Male Fertility

Male fertility requires omega 3 found in oily fish, vitamins A, B, C and zinc and selenium. These nutrients all play a part in the production of healthy sperm.
Erectile dysfunction, or impotency, is a very common problem these days. Even young people in their 20s and 30s can experience the problem, though it usually increases with age.
Infertility can be caused by many factors: from health conditions like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, prescribed drugs and STRESS, so some healthy de-stress foods can help here too.
One recent US study suggested that men with high blood cholesterol levels run a greater than average long-term risk of becoming impotent.
Whatever the cause, the result is constricted blood vessels in your penis, and therefore inability to reach or maintain an erection.

What can a man do in order to improve his fertility?

Eat fruits of the sea. Shellfish are low in fat, high in protein and many types are excellent source of vital nutrients.
Ensure a good intake of zinc rich foods such as found in all seafood, oysters, crab, lobster, prawns, shrimp, clams, mussels, and scallops. Lean meat, poultry and pumpkin seed, lentils, soya beans, nuts all types, eggs, and wheat germ. (see also eating a rainbow page for more high zinc foods) infertility is a problem found in a very large number of adult males.

Infertility could be a Cause of Poor Nutrition

If you’re experiencing fertility problems consult a specialist doctor while trying to make essential changes in your diet if there is a need to do so.

Remember that a good nutrition can work as a medication but only in cases when poor nutrition is a cause of infertility. In other cases look for a medical advice AND improve at the same time your menu. It would be of a great help even if nutrition isn’t the main factor of infertility.

A good diet could do a lot of work for your body’s proper functioning and you should only give it the nutrients it needs.

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