Most of us have heard about the nutritional benefits of seeds, but did you know that these little magical superfoods can help boost your fertility?
If you’re trying for a baby, I’d highly recommend incorporating seeds into your diet. Whether you sprinkle them on top of your breakfast, add them to your salads or blitz them up in a smoothie. Whichever way you want to consume them, please do so.
My favourite seeds for fertility boosting include Flax (linseeds), Sunflower seeds and Sesame.
Read on to find out what the nutritional benefits of these seeds and how they can help you conceive.
FLAX SEEDS (LINSEED)
The perfect seed for the vegetarians and non-fish lovers among us as they are an incredible source of Omega 3.
In terms of fertility, flax seeds contain a rich source of alpha linolenic acid which helps increase a healthy blood flow to the reproductive organs which is vital to conceiving.
Flax seeds are also a beneficial addition to your diet if you have imbalance hormones.
They contain a group of nutrients called lignans which have powerful antioxidant and estrogen properties.
Flax seeds may help lower blood sugar due to their insoluble fibre content. This is helpful for women with imbalance hormones as insulin is important to keep all hormones balanced.
A key superfood for women with PCOS and Endometriosis fertility issues. The seeds contain an anti-inflammatory (gelenium and Vit E), an effective antioxidant.
The seeds help protect the body cells against free radical damage. The seeds are very helpful to women over 40 (especially those hoping to conceive) as they help keep thyroid hormones in balance and keep pre-menopause away.
Most beneficially for fertility, sunflower seeds keep important hormones such as Estrogen and Progesterone in balance. If you include sunflower seeds in your diet, you’ll begin to experience healthy monthly cycles.
Another seed good for those with PCOS and Endometriosis fertility issues, due to its ability to reduce inflammation.
The seeds are oil rich, therefore provide a good source of fibre, supporting digestion, a better absorption of vitamins and minerals, plus reduces cholesterol.
Being in optimum health can really help you conceive, and sesame seeds help your body in so many ways. The seeds also help keep hormones and thyroid levels balanced, another key factor to helping women conceive.
WAYS TO INCORPORATE SEEDS IN YOUR DIET:
Sprinkle over salads or your breakfast
Include in any healthy bakes (muffins or bread)
Add into smoothies
Find the oil version of the seed (but use sparingly)