Have you heard that eating habits can help a woman to become pregnant? For about half of her life, the woman prepares herself monthly for reproduction, a function greatly influenced by the nutrients we eat.
The woman should therefore pay particular attention to the consumption of some nutrients, such as proteins, which appear in large quantities in fish, meat, eggs and dairy products. Adequate protein intake is critical to ensuring reproductive function, since they form the basis of all our cells.
The consumption of fats should not be neglected either, since they are also part of the cells – including sex hormones. Did you know that when almost all fat is eliminated from the diet, the level of hormones changes, decreasing the chances of becoming pregnant? But there are fats to avoid, the saturated and the trans, known as the “bad fats” found in meats and margarines. When consumed in excess they alter the organism, being able to negatively affect the ovulation. Therefore, we should focus only on “good fats”, composed mainly of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids, present in large quantities in fatty fish, such as salmon or sardines, vegetable oils and olive oil.
Foods rich in antioxidants, especially vitamins A and E, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, green leaves, nuts, almonds and pine nuts, also protect the integrity of the entire reproductive system, favoring fertility.
In fact, there are many myths about foods that can increase fertility, but the truth is that one should not only bet on the consumption of an ingredient but, in general, on a varied and balanced diet. In a first phase, the woman’s nutrition prepares the body to start the pregnancy, becoming the base of development of the fetus.
Nutritionist Manuela Nona