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10 Foods to improve female egg quality and fertility for successful pregnancy

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Medically Reviewed by Dr. Deepika Tiwari - MBBS on 16 Jul 2018 - Written by Dr. Sunil Eshwar - MBBS - Grammatically Approved by Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal - MBBS

Foods to improve female egg quality and fertility levels include Leafy Greens, Citrus Fruits, Greek Yogurt, Beans, Figs, Oysters, Salmon, and Seawood. Successful pregnancy requires proper care and attention so that the baby is born healthy. A healthy diet for women who are pregnant proves to be beneficial for their health.

It’s no secret that most of the couples these days are having an increasingly difficult time in conceiving or are being tested for infertility problems due to increased stress, alcohol consumption, smoking and hectic lifestyle. Even those young women in their 20's who should never have any trouble in conceiving or getting pregnant are sometimes finding it an impossible challenge to let nature take its course. A healthy diet is clearly a critical part of healthy reproduction and eating the correct foods to keep everything healthy and to promote fertility is Job #1. It is a lesser known fact by many of you those fertility herbs can play a vital role in increasing your fertility. It is obviously a simple and very straightforward process to assist the establishment of pregnancy or conceiving using these safe, healthy and organic and time tested plants to balance the hormones and libido.

Organic food is always best to go with and when it boosts fertility and keep women's reproductive system healthy, there is no harm to start adding them to your diet. Which in turn helps to relax the entire nervous system to facilitate the positive conception chances.

Seaweed

Thinking how to conceive? Here is the answer. You should add seaweed in your diet regimen as it is packed with nutrients that help enrich the liver, kidneys, bladder, and adrenals which are organs vital to fertility health and keep them in healthy condition. If you are trying to conceive, then start with this healthy food. It is one of the best foods that boost fertility.

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Salmon

Try to add salmon to your diet twice in a week. Salmon is a rich source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids and salmon is proven to regulate good blood flow to the reproductive organs.

Figs

Never forget to add figs to your diet thrice a week. Figs have been believed to increase fertility since the time of Ancient Greeks, and now we have logical and scientific evidence. Figs contain a lot of iron, which is important for healthy eggs and ovulation to conceive a baby. 

Oysters

It may not taste good but taste is not everything when it comes to conceiving. Oysters are well known to increase libido in women, which can also be a good source to boost your fertility and because they are packed with zinc that increases the production of good-quality eggs. It is one of the best  foods that boost fertility.

Berries

Who doesn't like berries? It's delicious and yummy so keep yourself packed with fresh berries. You should know that all kinds of berries are good at protecting eggs from damaging and aging because they are full of antioxidants and vitamins. Strawberries have been proved to naturally increasing a woman’s libido. If you are trying to conceivethen start with this healthy food. It is one of the best foods that boost fertility.

Beans

Thinking how to conceive? Here is the answer. Beans are good to eat and you should add beans to your dinner or you can add beans to your salads. Beans are a lean protein and are full of iron, which helps to increase the fertility and libido. Low iron levels can result in anovulation and less chance of conceiving, which is when ovulation does not produce a healthy egg. If you are trying to conceive, then start with this healthy food. It is one of the best foods that boost fertility.

Foods that boost fertility

Leafy Greens

You have heard since your childhood that green veggies are always beneficial to stay healthy. Dark leafy greens such as spinach, romaine, arugula, and broccoli are high in folate and Vitamin B that has been proved to improve ovulation and increase chances to get pregnant. Leafy greens also naturally increase a woman’s libido. It is one of the best foods that boost fertility.

Citrus Fruits

Oranges are not only citrus fruit, grapefruits and other citrus fruits are also available and they are one of the best sources for vitamin C, they’re also packed with high potassium, calcium that can help you get pregnant faster by regulating ovulation and creating a healthy environment for eggs. Don't skip to add 1 citrus fruit to your diet in addition to another serving of fruits. If you are trying to conceive, then start with this healthy food. 

Avocados

Foods that boost fertility

Thinking how to conceive? Here is the answer. Another good way to get your dose of folate is through avocados. Green-skinned fruit, Avocado contains vitamin- K, which helps your body effectively absorb nutrients as it is known for maintaining hormonal balance. It’s also high in potassium, which is a key to regulating blood pressure. It is one of the best foods that boost fertility.

Greek Yogurt

For healthier choice to add to your diet regimen is Greek Yogurt. Greek Yogurt can be taken only once in a day to improve fertility odds, so grab a container of Greek yogurt for breakfast or an afternoon snack and you can add berries or cornflakes to it for healthier snack time.  If you are trying to conceive, then start with this healthy food. 

When trying to conceive not only women but men are too required to improve their lifestyle. The couple should visit a gynecologist before starting to conceive to rule out any fertility issues.

Dr. Sunil Eshwar

Written by

Infertility Specialist, IVF Specialist
Bangalore

Dr. Sunil Eshwar is an Infertility specialist who is presently specializing in laparoscopic surgery, high-risk pregnancies and infertility treatments such as IVF and IUI. Dr. Sunil Eshwar completed his MBBS from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute in 2000 and MD from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) in 2004. Later, he completed DNB from National Board of Examination in 2006. Dr. Sunil Eshwar is currently practicing at Apollo Fertility, Brookfield, Bangalore. For more information about Dr. Sunil Eshwar, visit elawoman.com

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Mamta Shah

I have avocados and beans in my regular diet. I feel better now as my problem of irregular cycles is gone and I could track my ovulation days on my own.

Oct. 13, 2018, 4:50 p.m. 5.0

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Vidya Pathak

Thanks for sharing this article, as I was looking for some home remedies for infertility treatment. Will try having those and let's see if that works.

Sept. 24, 2018, 6:47 p.m. 5.0

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Lucia Graca

How about green tea? Is it ok to keep drinking it while planning a baby?

Feb. 19, 2018, 1:42 a.m. 4.5

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Patralika Varki

Is banana, elaichi, apple, lemon juice, one tender coconut sufficient to get fertile?

Feb. 18, 2018, 8:06 p.m. 5.0

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Tamanna Singh

I think a healthy exercise regime is also important in improving fertility, foods need to be digested properly which is possible with exercising.

Aug. 24, 2017, 2:24 p.m. 5.0

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Aditi Singh

With this list of six foods to boost fertility, my search comes to a halt. Been trying to conceive for a year now.

Aug. 24, 2017, 2:22 p.m. 4.5

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Vijetha Shetty

Foods like berries, beans, greek yogurt, citrus fruits, leafy greens and figs are beneficial for improving the fertility levels in couples. Adding these foods in the daily diet will help individuals to conceive earlier without much delay.

Aug. 24, 2017, 1:43 p.m. 5.0

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