Nutrition is crucial when it comes to conception: food affects everything from your cells to your blood sugar and hormones.
Go for a ‘rainbow’ of fruit and veg. Pump up your protein and calcium with eggs, full-fat dairy, meat, nuts, beans or tofu.
Boost your blood with iron, from red meat if possible.
Choose unprocessed wholegrains for your carbs.
And get friendly with your local fishmonger. Ladies, have a couple of low-mercury, oily fish dishes a week: omega 3 fatty acids may help regulate your cycle and improve egg quality. Guys, it’s time to get shucking: oysters are full of zinc which boosts testosterone and improves sperm quality.
Added bonus - they’re an aphrodisiac!