In this article, informative content has been added on foods that increase fertility (pregnancy) and guide your nutritional habits during IVF treatment.
Reproductive systems, which are a part of our body, can be adversely affected by our own health and the foods we take. In particular, the deterioration of many genetically modified foods, fruits and vegetables (with hormones and pesticides) affects our health and body negatively. In addition to these, the habit of junk food and fast food also causes hormonal disorders by causing diseases such as obesity, blood pressure and diabetes.
These are just a few of the negativities in our day-to-day life. In addition, excessive stress and fatigue can negatively affect our reproductive organs.
First of all, we need to keep our body vigorous;
A balanced diet and plenty of exercise.
Eating a balanced diet means getting the nutrients our body needs in the required amount. It is necessary to eat a wide range of natural things, which people have a habit of eating, in a balanced and appropriate amount. Thus, we get the energy, vitamins and proteins we need for our body and reproductive functions.
Fruits and vegetables:
They are rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber.
Proteins: Lean meat, poultry, seafood, eggs, legumes, nuts such as nuts, peanuts, almonds. Whole grain breads and other unprocessed grains.
Milk and dairy products: There is no magic food that will facilitate fertility, but it would be appropriate to pay special attention to vegetables, fish and legumes, because nowadays pastries and fast foods are neglected due to their easy accessibility. Ideally, one-fourth of a meal consists of lean meat, one-fourth of whole grains and legumes, and one-fourth of vegetables and fruits.
Skipping meals can cause feelings of hunger and overeating later on. Being overweight or underweight causes an imbalance in a woman's hormones and a disruption in ovulation. Some women may fail to lose or gain weight no matter how hard they try. It would be right for them to consult an endocrine doctor and dietitian. Losing weight is especially important for those with PCOS. Sometimes just losing weight can solve their problems. Because this problem is often linked to insulin resistance, those with PCOS should avoid sweets and pastries. Women with endometriosis should focus on fruit, vegetables, fish and dairy products; It would be appropriate to stay away from red meat, fatty foods and alcohol. Most importantly, every couple who starts treatment should quit harmful habits such as smoking and alcohol."