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Fertility Nutrition

By Kathy Sutton / 25th Apr, 2018

So lets talk about fertility. Well for most of us we spend the early years of our adult life desperately trying not to get pregnant because lets face it we assume it’s going to be easy, but when it comes to the crunch and we decide we do want to get pregnant, it’s not quite the done deal we thought it might be and then we end up in a situation.

So let me ask you a question. Are you looking after yourself? Are you eating well? Sleeping well? Keeping stress at bay? And how about your partner, how’s he doing?

Whilst there seems to be plenty of people getting pregnant by just holding hands, it does take a bit more effort for others and nutrition is right up there on the top of the list of things we need to look at.

The western diet leaves a lot to be desired these days, people are struggling with all number of unnecessary ailments, infertility being one of them and there is no surprise when the food companies are blatantly lying to us about what is good and bad, the adverts constantly imply we need this food and that in order to be living a complete life and Big Pharma are pumping out medicines quicker than we can say ‘I want a baby.’ Is it any wonder we are having problems.

To get pregnant, you need to make sure your body is in tip top condition, it needs feeding with a variety of wholefoods so your body is fully alive, all systems are functioning and it is ready to accept and grow another real live human being inside its walls.

Wholefoods are the real deal, nothing added, nothing taken away, they are exactly as nature intended them to be, which is why they help heal and nurture our bodies. On the other end of the spectrum we find fake, additive laden and nutritionally empty foods that cause our natural bodily systems to break down and disease to set in. It may sounds like doom and gloom but really it’s not rocket science which ever way we look at it.

To get the best in nutritionally charged foods include into your daily diet, a rainbow of fresh fruit and vegetables, lean meat and fresh fish, nuts, seeds, beans and lentils, plus complex carbohydrates like brown rice, pasta and bread and an array of herbs and spices to add flavour and nutritional value. This way you will be loading your body up with everything it needs. A good quality supplement could be a good addition too.

If your plate looks colourful and vibrant, you’ve cracked it, if it looks brown and devoid of anything nutritious you need to have a rethink. Pimp your meals with as much natural colour as you can find, the choice is endless and I can assure you, your body and your forthcoming baby will truly thank you for the input.

Written by Kathy Sutton

Kathy is Naturopathic Nutritionist, loving mum, avid writer and founder of Your Healthy Self yourhealthyself.co.uk

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