What To Eat When Trying To Get Pregnant

When you are trying to get pregnant you should educate yourself regarding what you eat. Food will play a big role in helping you to get pregnant. To try and help I am going to go through some foods and supplements you can take to improve your odds of success.

Folic acid for women should be at least 400 micrograms each day. Folic acid helps to support proper neural tube growth as well as cuts the risk of heart attacks, strokes, diabetes and cancer.

Make sure that you are eating a lot of leafy green vegetables and citrus fruits. Don’t worry about ingesting too much. Folic acid is water soluble because of this water will flush out any excess easily.

Being water soluble also means that a lot of it can be lost when it is cooked. So try to eat fresh or frozen dark leafy greens and if you are cooking them steam them or cook them in a little bit of water.

If you are worried that you are not taking enough of these in through your food you may want to consider a nutritional supplement, at least while you are trying to conceive. Remember that a vitamin or mineral supplement should only be used to accompany a healthy diet, not replace one.

Foods to avoid or severely limit include caffeine, try to keep to three cups of or less so that it doesn’t affect your fertility. And while fish is overall considered healthy, while you are trying to conceive eliminate fish that is high in mercury such as shark, swordfish, mackerel and tilefish.

Processed meats, such as packaged meats should be consumed in very small amounts and raw and smoked meats should be avoided completely.

Following the above dietary recommendations will not cure infertility, but if you are able to conceive it will help increase the likelihood of your conceiving.

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