Book an Appointment
+91-7899912611
Important Food Items that will Help You Conceive
How to Conceive, Getting Pregnant & Fertility
15 January 2017 Visits: 11054
 4.85 Vote(s) Share Tweet

Important Food Items that will Help You Conceive

Important Food Items that will Help You Conceive
Dr. Bhavna Banga
Written by

Dr. Bhavna Banga

Getting pregnant is dependent on fertility period, infertility issues, etc. While trying to conceive, your diet must include foods that help in conceiving.

There are so many foods that ensure the hormone levels should be kept balanced and manageable to make you feel in charge of your body while boosting and increasing the chances of conceiving.

1. Balancing blood sugar:

Sugar & Sweets are one of the major concerns women have when it comes to foods. Overconsumption of sugar can cause an imbalance in blood sugar and hormones as the two are closely linked and affects vastly.

Getting Pregnant, Trying Ton Conceive

Sugar is an instant release carbohydrate and blood sugar rises quickly after the consumption. To ovulate and release an egg every month on time and to maintain the regular menstrual cycle, there is a complex fusion of certain hormones. Some foods help to increase fertility and help in getting pregnant faster. 

2. Antioxidants:

Surrounding the ovarian follicles is a follicular fluid that contains nutrients and hormones. Hormones and nutrients nourish the egg properly before it leaves the ovary. But, this fluid contains free radicals that may harm your egg. Nutritious foods that contain antioxidants are important and need to be added to your diet that help neutralizes the effects of free radicals. You can add Vitamins A, C, and E, as these Vitamins are antioxidants. The following foods are rich in these antioxidants:

  • Vitamin E- berries, citrus fruits, leafy greens, vegetables and red peppers
  • Vitamin C- nuts and seeds (including their unprocessed oils)
  • Selenium- beef, chicken, pork, salmon, trout, broccoli and oranges
  • Co-enzyme Q10- turkey, cod, halibut, salmon, sardines, tuna and brazil nuts
  • N-acetylcysteine- chicken, duck, pork, turkey, dairy, eggs, broccoli, onions and red peppers
  • Lycopene- guava, grapefruit, Sharon fruit, tomatoes, and watermelon
  • Zinc- beef, chicken, lamb, pork, spinach, oysters, pumpkin seeds, nuts
  • Myo-inositol found in beans, brown rice, lentils, citrus fruits, nuts, and seeds may help improve the follicular environment for the egg

3. Balancing estrogen: 

The imbalance of estrogen can affect the fertility of both men and women. Foreign estrogens are vastly found in our water and in our soil (as a result of pesticides) as well as in stuff and materials, such as plastic food and drink packaging that we use in our daily life. This may cause infertility and may raise problems when you are trying to conceive.

Trying To Conceive, Getting Pregnant

You should reduce the exposure to these is the one way to minimize their impact that supports your liver to help it detoxify. There are foods that can help balance estrogens. Some Gut-friendly bacteria from live yogurts, kefir, and fermented foods will help your gut draw nutrients from your food and flush out anything that your body doesn't need inside. Dietary fiber should be added in the diet that encourages regular elimination, preventing estrogens being reabsorbed into the bloodstream. Some foods help to increase fertility and help in getting pregnant faster. 

4. Foods not to eat: 

There are some foods that are worth avoiding when you are planning to get pregnant. Many women simply switch to low-fat foods believing that they will not gain weight through this, There is some startling evidence for how low-fat products can simply create problems in conception. This may cause infertility and may raise problems when you are trying to conceive. Some foods help to increase fertility and help in getting pregnant faster. 

5. Certain carbohydrates: 

There are complex carbohydrates that are found in beans, vegetables, pulses and whole grains that are slowly broken down into glucose, which your body uses as fuel to gain energy. However, some simple carbohydrates that are found in refined sugars or artificial sweeteners release sugar into the bloodstream too quickly that cause insulin imbalance and mood swings. This may cause infertility and may raise problems when you are trying to conceive. Simply try to cut down on fizzy drinks, sweets, cakes and processed fruit juices. Some foods help to increase fertility and help in getting pregnant faster.

Dr. Bhavna Banga

About The Author

Infertility Specialist, Gynecologist

Dr. Bhavna Banga

Noida

Dr. Bhavna Banga is one of the top gynecologists and obstetricians at Max Multi Specialty Centre, Panchsheel Park, Delhi. She has a significant experience in treating patients with different infertility and gynecological health issues which prevent the occurrence of successful pregnancies. Dr. Bhavna completed MBBS from Pune and MD in Obstetrics and Gynecology from Mumbai. She is a crucial member of the department of gynecology at Max Multi Speciality Centre, Delhi. Dr. Bhavna specializes in the gynecological and fertility treatments including Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), Normal Vaginal Delivery (NVD), Gynecological Problems, Infertility Treatments, Donor Egg Process as well as Surrogacy Procedures. You can find more details regarding Dr. Bhavna Banga and her expertise at elawoman.com

SOURCES AND REFERENCES:

  1. Branswell, Helen (15 December 2008) Success rate climbs for in vitro fertilization. The Canadian Press.
  2. Chatterjee, Paramita "IVF: Fertile Ground" BW Businessworld. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  3. Goldstein, Jacob (19 August 2008) California Doctors Can’t Refuse Care to Gays on Religious Grounds. Wall Street Journal.
  4. IVF costs to NHS 'must be capped', says fertility expert.BBC News. 29 October 2015. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
  5. "IVF Treatment Step Four: Final Oocyte" Infertility.about.com. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
  6. Natural cycle IVF Archived 12 May 2012 at the Wayback Machine. at the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority homepage.
  7. "NHS access to IVF being cut in England"BBC News. 7 August 2017. Retrieved 5 September 2017.

5 Comments

user_img
Feb. 7, 2018, 5:24 p.m.
 4.5
Will climbing stairs reduces the chances of conceiving?
user_img
Arpita
Aug. 16, 2017, 10:53 a.m.
 5.0
Does stress affect the chances of getting pregnant?
user_img
Jacki nwans
May 11, 2017, 12:52 p.m.
 5.0
How about eating bread and eggs? Please, hope that's safe?
user_img
Kate Doucet
Feb. 7, 2017, 7:58 p.m.
 5.0
Alcohol is very harmful while trying to conceive. It will have very adverse effect on your ovulation and also on your fertility window. In my opinion you should completely avoid all kinds of alcohol for this period.
user_img
Hema
Jan. 30, 2017, 11:36 a.m.
 4.5
If trying to conceive then alcohol is harmful or not?
Rating :

Disclaimer

The information displayed on this webpage covers general information on several medical conditions, fertility treatments, IVF ICSI, surrogacy procedure, home remedies, and their respective treatments. The exclusive purpose of the displayed information is for the sake of general understanding and it has been collected from open sources which heavily rely on research and laboratory tests. However, the information shared here should not be considered as a medical advice or an alternative to consultation with a registered medical practitioner or licensed healthcare professional.

It is not advised to self-diagnose or treat any medical condition or disease following the information given in this article. We insist you to consult a registered practitioner and never try to replace their advice or discontinue treatment in between by relying solely on the information obtained. External links to different websites as well as videos given on the website serve the purpose of sharing knowledge only. Ela being an Independent Medical Information platform is neither responsible nor guarantees the authenticity, reliability, and accuracy of these videos and websites in any way. We do not intend the information displayed here to be used for a medical emergency, if you seek medical attention for yourself (or any other person with whom you want to share the information with), we advise you to directly get in touch with the hospital or the doctor.

You May Also Like

Fertility Boosters
Importance of Vitamin D in IVF Success

Vitamin D is a pro hormone produced naturally by our body, in the presence of sunlight. A research has shown that the levels of Vitamin D in the female patient affect the success of IVF treatment results. Improving the levels of Vitamin D shows good response to IVF medications and fertility treatments.
Read More

Dr. Chitwan Dubey
 4.82 Vote(s)
Fertility Boosters
15 Super Foods To Increase Sperm Count

Including zinc and vitamin C in your diet can increase sperm count. Foods like eggs, spinach, oysters, dark chocolate, bananas, asparagus, broccoli, citrus fruits, ashwagandha, pomegranate, walnut, garlic, sweet potato and regular exercise can make your sperm healthy.
Read More

Dr. Surveen Ghumman
 4.82 Vote(s)
Fertility Boosters
Benefits and Side effects of Tribulus Terrestris for Fertility

Tribulus Terrestris is a plant used to tackle a range of health issues including boosting sexual health and improving circulatory system in the human body. It is completely healthy and used mostly as a testosterone enhancer in both men and women.
Read More

Dr. Srilatha Gorthi
 4.82 Vote(s)
Fertility Boosters
How to achieve Master Orgasm and Increase Sperm Volume

In this article, you will learn how to increase the semen volume. You will also get the information about the master orgasm and how to increase sperm volume. We are here to respond to all your doubts through this write up.
Read More

Dr. Mehul V Sukhdiya
 4.82 Vote(s)
Fertility Boosters
Manforce 50 MG Tablet Uses, Substitutes and Composition

In this article, you will get all the details about Manforce 50 MG tablet. Besides, we discuss Manforce 50 MG tablet uses composition, substitutes as well as side effects for erectile dysfunction and pulmonary arterial hypertension.
Read More

Dr. Devika Chopra
 4.82 Vote(s)
Fertility Boosters
How to Increase Sperm Count - Causes and Treatments

Worried about low sperm count? In this article we discuss all the information on how to increase the sperm count, what causes of low sperm count and what the treatments for people with low sperm count are.
Read More

Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal
 4.51 Vote(s)
Fertility Boosters
How to Get Pregnant with Twins

Ever wondered how to conceive twins? We bring you some useful tips including foods, vitamins and body factors which will answer all your queries on how to get twins baby.
Read More

Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal
 4.87 Vote(s)
Fertility Boosters
Nux Vomica in Male Infertility Treatment

Learn all the necessary information on Nux Vomica, Nux Vomica uses, benefits and side effects in treating male infertility through this article.
Read More

Dr. Sheetal Pandey
 4.51 Vote(s)
Fertility Boosters
Best Ways to Boost Sperm Count and Increase Male Fertility

Get all the necessary information on how to boost your fertility and ways to improve sperm count to curb male infertility in this article.
Read More

Dr. Sunil Eshwar
 4.82 Vote(s)
Fertility Boosters
How to Increase Fertility in Women - Useful Tips

Read about what is fertility and how to increase fertility in women in this article along with some useful fertility tips. You will also get information about how to increase egg production for pregnancy and also how to increase chances of conceiving in this article.
Read More

Dr. Mehul V Sukhdiya
 4.51 Vote(s)
Fertility Boosters
Bottle Gourd Juice Benefits For Pregnancy, Beauty, And Health

Bottle Gourd juice is considered to be the best vegetable juice during pregnancy and for weight loss. Also it is very much applicable as a beauty and health product and also useful when you are planning a baby.
Read More

Dr. Sunil Eshwar
 4.82 Vote(s)
Fertility Boosters
How To Boost Male Fertility And Sperm Count Naturally

Get tips to boost sperm count, sperm quantity and sperm motility with some essential tips and natural remedies in this article.
Read More

Dr. Chitwan Dubey
 4.52 Vote(s)

More From Author

Fertility Boosters
Vitamins and Minerals to Help Increase Sperm Count

Before going for the infertility treatment to treat male infertilit...
Read More

Dr. Bhavna Banga
 4.73 Vote(s)
Fertility Boosters
Top 10 useful Tips that Boost Fertility in Men

Male infertility is a big concern. Before going for the infertility...
Read More

Dr. Bhavna Banga
 4.82 Vote(s)
Wellness
How Stress Affects Pregnancy

Women wonder how to get pregnant when in stress. It affects pregnan...
Read More

Dr. Bhavna Banga
 4.82 Vote(s)
CATEGORIES
Still Have Questions ? Call us at +91 7899912611