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FAST FERTILITY FOOD FOR TWO

Recipes that boost fertility for you and your partner, which take less than 30 minutes to prepare.

It is never too late to start making healthy and positive changes that affect your reproductive system. Pre-conception care involves both parents to work as a team, as dad needs a large and high quality sperm count, and mum needs to create a healthy environment for the baby to grow and develop. As well as positive lifestyle changes for you and your partner, a wellbalanced and nutritious diet plays an important role for increasing fertility.

Fresh fruits and vegetables are already part of your pre-conception plan, but did you know that some foods are better for fertility than others?

The right amount of nutrients enhances the conditions for making a baby. Although, balance is key. Having too much of a nutrient can have the opposite effect, so ensure you are eating a variety of foods each week.

MyNutriCounter have given you a head start and selected four simple recipes that contain ingredients to improve fertility for both mum and dad.

Orange Marmalade Glazed Chops

Pork is an excellent source of selenium and vitamin B6, which are two important nutrients for fertility. Men that have a selenium deficiency have been linked to small numbers of sperm count and abnormal sperm morphology, which means the sperm is developed in odd shapes and sizes. For the women, the developing embryo has a chance of being harmed by high levels of thyroid hormones so the selenium actually shields the fetus by neutralising the strength of the hormones. While we are on the topic, the B6 in pork actually helps to regulate hormones in women. It can also increase cervical mucus, which is vital in helping the sperm reach the ova.

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