Eat Healthy

A balanced diet will help ensure your body is healthy enough to become pregnant and can also help to keep sperm production at optimum levels. It’s better to avoid excess of red meat, fizzy drinks(coke) and coffee/tea

Some recommended foods are:

  • Beans and Lentils
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Berries -They’re also high in vitamin C and folic acid, which provides healthy fetal growth after conception.
  • Quinoa -Quinoa is an amazing whole grain because it’s not only carb-free, but it’s also a perfect source for protein, zinc, and folic acid.
  • Greek Yogurts and Cheeses
  • Fish(Salmon)
  • Walnuts
  • Egg Yolks

Preconception Advice

You can potentially boost your chances of conceiving by making sure your body is healthy enough to become pregnant and support a developing baby.

  • Cut back on saturated fat, like butter/ghee/cheese replacing a serving of meat each day with beans, peas, Spinach (palak) or nuts (almonds/walnuts) can improve digestion and regulate bowel movements. 
  • Choosing slowly digested carbohydrates that are rich in fibre, like wheat (chapattis), vegetables, whole fruits, can control blood sugar and insulin levels. Whole milk. If you drink milk, choose whole milk while pregnant, or have low-fat yogurt (dahi) every day. 
  • The best beverage for keeping your body hydrated is water 6-8 glasses/day
  • Avoid more than 3 cups of tea/coffee per day.
  • Avoid fruits like mango, papaya, raw or half-cooked eggs. Avoid red meat and prawns.
  • Avoid adding salt to food, pickles and papads. Cut down on sugar/sweet intake
  • Do not take sugared sodas (e.g.: colas)—they reduce the absorption of nutrients.
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