October 05, 2009

Diet For Fertility - Eat For Pregnancy

Francine Parker

If you are trying to conceive, you are perhaps wondering if there is a special diet for fertility which you should be following to increase your chances of a faster conception. With so many weight loss diets around, the word "diet" has now become associated with good and bad foods and to a certain extent we seem to be losing our sense of reality about just what we do eat.

If you consider that many couples who are proactively trying to conceive are quite likely to be busy working couples, often with little time to cook and contemplate the foods they eat. Very often, ready prepared foods can be high in salts and fats and sometimes chemicals and sugars.

Fertility is a whole body event and to simply look at your diet in isolation from all other aspects would be very wrong and this should be looked at in conjunction with other aspects of your lifestyle. However, there is no doubt that the foods you both eat can impact upon the process of becoming pregnant.

There are a number of simple principles of a diet for fertility and these are aimed at rebalancing the couples' eating habits whilst including foods which, when combined with other methods, will help improve fertility.

Firstly, a detox might be beneficial to ensure that you give your digestive system a rest. Very often, the body is having to deal with toxins, which may have come from cigarettes, alcohol, a poor diet or even the environment. This is advisable for both women and men as sperm production improves when the diet is cleaned up.

Next, try to include seasonal foods in your diet which have been organically produced wherever possible. Don't sweat on this though. If you can't afford organic, just make sure that your fruits and vegetables have been well-washed or peeled. Avoid eating foods with artificial additives and eat foods which are as close to their natural state as possible. (ie not processed) This means choosing butter over margarine and sugar (if necessary) over artificial sweeteners.

Ancient Chinese medicine has some very sound principles when it comes to a diet for fertility and how it can have a dramatic impact on the organs of the body. It advises balancing the alkaline and acidic foods which we eat as an imbalance either way can be detrimental.

Supplements will not replace a healthy diet and sometimes couples feel that by taking vitamins, they need not be too concerned about the foods they eat. Compensating for a poor diet is not the same as enhancing a good one. Poor food means that our bodies cannot function correctly and very often food which is bad for us creates toxins and the body's energy is taken up trying to deal with the after effects rather than trying to conceive.

Fortunately, the body responds quickly once a diet for fertility is introduced and you make positive changes towards eating healthily. You should notice a general improvement in your health and vitality as the body becomes receptive for conception.

Despite researching and putting into practice dietary tips on how to become pregnant, some couples still do not conceive after several months.Rather than leaving matters completely to chance, it makes sense to implement a tried and tested method which is guaranteed to work.

If you would like to see details of a holistic system which will eliminate infertility and give you the baby you so want, please visit How To Become Pregnant Quickly. This uses a multifaceted approach including recommendations for a diet for fertility along with other systematic tried and tested procedures to give you the best possible chance of becoming pregnant.

Francine is female health writer. Her main topics are natural fertility and natural gender selection.