Fertility Smoothies To Boost Your Chances of Conceivingby Hannah Chow | March 15, 2015 12:00 AM
Seeing a negative pregnancy test month after month can become disheartening for many women trying to conceive. The reproduction journey has begun, but no one said it would be difficult. What many women do not know is that a thriving reproductive system is not gifted to everyone.
When your brain decides it's time for children, your body must agree, and many times the brain and the body are not on the same page. In fact, because of diet, many women age 18-35 (said primal reproductive age) are not able to conceive right away. Diet is a huge part of creating a divine and healthy house for a baby to form and live in for nine or ten months. Start preparing for a family from the inside out.
There are crucial vitamins and herbal remedies available to prepare your body and pipes for a functional plumbing system. Each of those crucial reproductive remedies can be built into one delicious smoothie for consumption at morning or night. Just like an automotive vehicle, our body must be properly maintained and cared for otherwise it breaks down. To avoid high medical bills, try increasing the vitamins that go into your body, helping maintain a functional and efficient abode for future children.
Start with vegetables.
Vegetables provide the proper antioxidants, fibers, and minerals to keep your body working efficiently. Next, reach for fruits. Fruits provide the right amount of water and sugar to stay hydrated while enjoying an increase in energy levels.
Add some vitamins.
While fruits and vegetables provide tons of vitamins for your body to function properly, if one's body has a vitamin specific deficiency, consuming that specific vitamin through hard capsules, gel capsules, or liquid will help improve your bodies overall utility.
Get the right herbs in your diet.
You may have heard of herbal remedies that treat existent illnesses. What about herbal remedies for illness prevention? With the correct herbal consumption, your body can start fighting off disease and illness from the inside out.
There are a few main ingredients to consider for your fertility boosting smoothies. Here are the top fertility-boosting ingredients in each category:
Asparagus has a high amount of folic acid. Folic acid helps with brain growth of the baby and reduces chance of edema. Asparagus also contains a high amount of fiber, allowing the digestive system to function properly for optimal endurance levels.
Spinach provides an incredible amount of zinc helping lower the risk of miscarriage and preterm labor.
Napa cabbage is a calcium rich vegetable and vital for babies bone development and a great source of folic acid while rich in vitamin K.
Papaya helps promote cellular growth with high amounts of folate while rich in vitamin A and vitamin K.
Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C and full of antioxidants helping prevent heart disease.
Bananas are great sources for vitamin B6 helping encourage egg development.
Folic acid helps prevent neural tube defects, kidney and liver problems.
Essential fatty acids, otherwise known as omega-3 and omega-6, helps promote organ functionality and fights potentially problematic cancer cells.
Royal Jelly contains high amounts of vitamin A, B, C, D, and E, calcium and iron helping maintain a functioning immune system.
Red raspberry leaves are a great source of calcium for preeminent bone development.
Licorice, although not researched enough to be recorded as safe during pregnancy, promotes menstruation. For those that struggle with consistent cycles, licorice is a great remedy to get one back on track. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, licorice product should not be used for longer than four to six weeks.
Many of these ingredients are not just essential for pre-pregnancy months but can be incorporated into your daily meals during pregnancy and post-partum. The most important thing is to stay healthy and make sure you are receiving the right vitamins and minerals, all the time. Happy mommies make happy babies. Begin or continue taking care of your body and pledge to get the right nutrients in every stage of life. Jonht Bechthold, widely acclaimed personal trainer and top ranking fitness competitor says, "Making sure you get an adequate diet filled with vitamins, in every stage of life, helps the body be at it's optimum prime. It's especially important for expectant mothers or those trying to conceive because deficiencies in vitamins like folic acid will cause birth defects."
Just like cleaning the house before your in laws arrive, think about cleaning your internal house of toxins before inviting a baby to live in your womb for nine or ten months. Treat your body twice a day with a delectable fertility smoothie and imagine sweeping out bad toxins while inviting the right nutrients to come live for a while. Start this process one or two months before undergoing the conception process from ovulation to implantation. Your body will be clean and cleared of clutter, ready for a little one to come visit and this time, decide to stay.
Fertility Smoothie Recipe
1/2 cup spinach (zinc)
1/2 banana (vitamin B6)
1/2 cup strawberries (vitamin C)
1 drop licorice (promotes consistent cycles)
1 teaspoon complete omega liquid vitamins (essential fatty acids 3-6-9)
1/4 teaspoon royal jelly powder (vitamins A, B, C, D, and E, calcium and iron)
1 cup raw milk or juice
1 ice cube (optional)
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