Nutrition and lifestyle choices play a crucial role in optimising your fertility and ensuring that you are creating a healthy environment in which your baby can flourish.
As it takes approximately 3 months both for the egg to mature and the sperm to develop, eating a nutritious diet and following a healthy lifestyle needs to start well before conception.
A healthy balanced diet is important and should be based around the following:
High quality protein from lean meat and poultry, as well as fish, eggs, beans and pulses contain the essential amino acids which form the building blocks for health.
Please note that hormones start their life in the gut so healthy digestion is a key component in optimising fertility as is being a healthy weight, minimising alcohol and avoiding nicotine.
If you would like further advice on a diet plan to help prepare your body, do give me a call or drop me an e-mail.
Alyson Carter is a Nutritional Therapist having graduated from the College of Naturopathic Medicine in London. She is registered with the Nutritional Therapy Council (NTC) and is a member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CHNC) and the British Association of Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT).