Both men and women have several ways to improve fertility levels if trying for a baby. A daily nutritional supplement such as pre-Conceive will bring enormous benefits, as shown in Europe’s first-ever clinical study into the effect of a nutritional supplement on both male and female fertility. However, there are many other simple changes that can also improve fertility levels, and here we detail six of them:
1 – Eat More Wholefoods
Favouring a diet rich in wholefoods is a simple way to ensure that what you eat is packed full of nutrients and free of unnecessary additives. Wholefoods or grains are foods that have not been refined or processed. This means that all the nutrition and fibre are still intact, unlike refined produce which has very little nutritional value.
2 – Eat More Fruit & Veg
Fruit and veg is where we get the bulk of our nutrients and antioxidants, and these too can improve fertility levels. Brightly coloured foods are generally bursting with antioxidants that can help protect vital organs and cells. Fruits can also give you that sweetness you might crave! Get into the habit of enjoying smoothies and juices, because even if you are not normally a ‘fruit and veg fan,’ you can still pack your day with fruit and veg and increase your water intake all in the same go.
3 – Take More Exercise
In today’s world, we have less free time. We tend to make decisions on the go that are hassle free and convenient. We all know exercise is important and it can improve your energy, weight, mental health, circulation, sleep, stress response and so on. Exercising a couple of times a week, even for only half an hour, can make a big difference to your fertility and chances of conceiving.
4 – General Lifestyle
Your lifestyle can either hinder or improve fertility levels, as seen by a major study performed by Harvard University. High stress levels, lack of sleep, smoking (or being around second-hand smoke), drinking, food choices and caffeine all decrease your fertility. Making better choices, when you can, can make the difference.
5 – Have A Good Breakfast
Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper. Our energy needs are highest in the morning and the afternoon, yet we tend to eat our biggest meal in the evening. Skipping breakfast will increase the hormone cortisol, interfering with your hormonal profile and cell (egg & sperm) development, and thus lowering fertility levels.
6 – Control Your Weight
Obesity in men may be associated with changes in testosterone levels and other hormones important for reproduction. It can also lead to low sperm counts and low sperm motility. In women, under or overweight issues can disrupt hormonal profiles, egg development and ovulation. Always try to maintain the optimum weight for your height and body profile.
Make those changes, and your fertility levels will likely improve. If you still seek additional help, consider using pre-Conceive. It has been clinically shown to work for both women and men, and it has already helped many couples to conceive naturally.