Superfoods that increase the chances of pregnancy

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Although not all couples that are trying to conceive pay too much of attention to their diets, the diet of the couple has a lot to say when it comes to the chances of a successful insemination. While everybody seems to know that it matters what you eat during a pregnancy, many still choose to ignore the importance of a balanced diet when trying to conceive. Below we have some superfoods with an enormous potential of promoting pregnancies.

Seafood is the best ally of conceiving couples

If you’re trying to have a baby without any trace of success, try to modify your diet and start eating fresh shrimps (you can find amazing shrimp at, fish and any type of seafood, generally, because it promotes a more regular production of reproductive hormones. The omega-3 fatty acids seem to be the ones responsible for this phenomenon. Also, the same fatty acids are promoting a faster and healthier growth of the foetus, prevents miscarriages and pre-term deliveries. A great way to include shrimp and seafood in your diet is by incorporating in your favourite salads 4 oz. of fresh, sautéed shrimp. You will get all the necessary nutrients and your reproductive cycles will become more regulated. Also, shrimp is rich in selenium, another element necessary for your brain and body functions, as well as a generous B-complex: B3, B1, B6 and B12 (these all increase the blood flow in the reproductive organs – male and female).  Wild salmon is another fish you can include in your diet because it acts the same as shrimp. Prepare yourself a grilled salmon burger, incorporate some leafy greens, and make sure to replace the white bread buns with whole grain ones. 

Leafy greens also promote pregnancy

Broccoli, spinach and green salad leaves also contribute to a couple’s reproduction chances, due to their high concentration of folate. This type of vitamin B has been shown to improve ovulation, while in men, they are “guilty” of sperm of a higher quality. Folate has also been proven to reduce the chances of miscarriage and pre-term delivery. Associate leafy greens with seafood and you double your chances of getting pregnant naturally.

Pumpkin seeds – high in iron

It is a well-known fact that iron has its fair contribution to a healthy pregnancy. It has been sown in multiple studies that women who eat foods rich in iron are 40% less likely to experience difficulties when trying to conceive. Pumpkin seeds are the perfect snack for those couples why are trying to conceive, because they are rich in fortified iron, a better version of your regular iron supplements.

Whole grain bread will regulate your reproductive hormones

When it comes to bread, make sure to skip the white one, which increases the insulin levels in the blood, and opt for whole grain bread. It takes longer to digest it which helps your body regulate the insulin levels, which, in return, will regulate the reproductive hormones levels in your body.

These are only some of the foods that promote pregnancy and a healthy embryo development.