Saturday, May 19, 2012

Nutrition that Should be Considered by Women to Boost Fertility

Consume the nutrients that support the fertility of the mother is one way to increase fertility. Actually, eating a balanced diet pattern can meet the body's vitamin and mineral. Without ignoring the role of other nutrients, some vitamins and minerals you should be a concern while you planning to have a baby. Below are some nutrients and food sources should be considered to support fertility:

1. Vitamin A.
Important in the production of healthy sperm. Found in liver, butter, margarine, eggs, milk, fatty fish like salmon and mackerel, broccoli, carrots, spinach, tomatoes.

2. Vitamin D.
Lack of vitamin D will reduce the fertility rate to 75%. Sources of vitamin D produced in the body with the help of sunlight, but it can be obtained from eggs, butter, fish oil, tuna fish, salmon.

3. Vitamin E.
Enhance the ability of sperm to fertilize an egg and prevent a miscarriage because of its role in maintaining the health of the uterine wall and placenta. Found in many vegetable oils, wheat bran, sprouts, bean sprouts.

4. Vitamin B6.
Deficiency of this vitamin will cause a hormone imbalance. Though the balance of the hormones estrogen and progesterone is important for the occurrence of pregnancy. Sources of vitamin B6 include chicken, fish, kidney, brown rice, soybeans, peanuts, bananas, cabbage.

5. Vitamin C.
In women, vitamin C plays an important role for ovarian function and the formation of the ovum. Besides as an antioxidant (in cooperation with vitamin E and beta carotene) Vitamin C plays protects the cells of organs from attack of free radicals (oxidants) that affect the health of the reproductive system. Vitamin C is widely available on guava, oranges, strawberries, papaya, mango, cabbage, tomatoes, red peppers.

6. Zinc (Zn).
Instrumental in the growth of sex organs and also the formation of healthy sperm. Sources of zinc include seafood (seafood), meat, nuts, grains, dairy products.

7. Selenium (Se).
Important in the production of healthy sperm. Symptoms of selenium deficiency include high blood pressure, sexual dysfunction and infertility. Sources of selenium include rice, egg yolks, seafood, meat, garlic, tomatoes, tuna, milk.

Maintain the nutrient content.

Below are tips to maintain vitamin and mineral content in the food / beverage that we will consume:
  1. Use fresh foods. Do not get used to dry or store vegetables in the hot place before you cook it. 
  2. Cook vegetables quickly, either while slicing and washing. 
  3. Cook vegetables quickly and use less water. Do not delay too long after eating cooked food.
  4. Keep fresh vegetables and fruit in a sheltered part of the light and quite cold in the refrigerator.
  5. Store milk in a cool and protected from light.

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