Fertility Foods for Fall
The leaves are changing into beautiful shades of reds and oranges and the weather is cooling. If you’re a lover of all things fall and food, then you’ve come to the right place!
The foods you eat can play a big role in your fertility. While trying to conceive getting the right nutrients into your body as well as eating foods that won't cause inflammation is going to boost your fertility journey in so many ways.
A question I get asked so much is,
What should I eat to get pregnant fast?
We’ve rounded up a list of 10 fantastic fall fertility foods that can help YOU on your fertility journey! These are a list that will help both the woman and the man more fertile.
‘Tis the season for pumpkins and fertility!
Pumpkins are rich in complex carbs and fibers, which is really good to balance hormones. It is packed full of beta carotene which has been shown to stimulate natural progesterone, and is a powerful antioxidant to protect our eggs.
I am always telling the couples I work with, to eat your pumpkin seeds. I call them a fertility super food, full of zinc and so much more goodness that they can do to the reproductive system and sperm health.
Here comes another fertility super food. Pomegranates are full of antioxidants, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and folate. They can increase your blood flow to the uterus, therefore promoting healthy lining for implantation. Not only this, but they’re known to improve sperm quality. The best part is, they are so delicious!
Pomegranates can be eaten alone, but also make for a great topping in your fertility recipes, like chia pudding, overnight oats, quinoa bowls, and salads!
Squash and fall go hand in hand! The are a fertility friendly food that is highly rich in fiber and beta carotene. You remember what we said above about beta carotene right! It's extra amazing for my PCOS girls that are craving carbs. Let's get those antioxidants into our bodies to boost our fertility.
Squash is a hormone balancing vegetable can also improve egg and sperm health by protecting them against free radical damage. So don't just make these at Thanksgiving, add them into your fertility diet regularly.
Aren’t these some “squash-some” benefits?
Blood flow to our ovaries and uterus is so critical when struggling with infertility. Beets are going to become your fertility food friend. They are loaded with nitrates that are know to increase blood flow to help with your lining. It has also been shown to help with implantation.
5. Sweet Potatoes
We are still human even though we are on a fertility journey, personally, I think that makes us super human. You will often see don't eat carbs or potatoes, while on your fertility diet, but the good news is, there is a sweet alternative. Sweet potatoes are perfect to give you the satisfaction you may be craving for carbs, while giving you a huge does of nutrients to support your body on your fertility. Sweet potatoes contain high levels of Vitamin C, A, B-complex, iron, beta-carotene, and calcium, which can help improve your reproductive performance. I think it's safe to call this one a fertility super food that we love!
Potato rounds can even be used as a substitute for bread. Isn’t that sweet?
6. Dark Leafy Greens
You know the goodness of dark leafy greens but, instead of tossing them in salads or a smoothie, there are so many ways to eat them in the fall. Soups, saute, steam, or bake will bring on a whole new love for them. They contain several fertility-essential nutrients such as calcium, iron, magnesium, vitamin A and folate.
Do don't forget to keep eating your fertility greens all fall season.
7. Sunflower Seeds
A tasty snack that can boost male fertility as well as balance your hormones ladies. Sunflower seeds are proven to increase sperm count, but also motility. They’re contain with omega-6 fatty acids, omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin E, selenium, zinc, and folic acid.
Sprinkle them on your salad or toss them in your smoothie.
8. Brussel Sprouts
Ok, I will agree, Brussel Sprouts are not everyone's favourite. You either love them or hate them. They are good for both partners to eat at they have huge benefits on sperm. They also help in reducing excessive estrogen in your body. Now lets talk about how much folic acid they have, the vitamins C and K that all help with blood flow.
If you have seen my Instagram stories, you know I love my brussel sprouts.
Swiss Chard is a fall classic and one of those special vegetables that contain so much Vitamin K and A that you are getting your recommended dose plus plus plus. It also is rich in folate, calcium, and iron.
It's not eveyone's favourite vegetable, so we will be putting together some recipes for you to start adding it in your diet.
“Caul-ing” all the cauliflower lovers!
Did you know that cauliflower can metabolize your estrogen levels? In addition, this veggie improves egg health and quality, with it's long list of power nutrients, like omega-3, fibre, magnesium, Vitamin C, K, and B6.
So if you haven't jumped on the cauliflower rice wagon, now is your time.
As the fall season begins, why not “pumpkin spice” up your fertility diet?
When on a fertility journey foods can become a nightmare on trying to figure out what is good for your fertility. I like to say, let's find foods to feed our fertility. I hope this list gave you some new ideas on what to eat for your fertility with there amazing fertility benefits.
Let me know which of these fall foods you’ll be having this season!
PS: Stay tuned...we will be sharing new fertility recipes with you each week!