Bud's Top 3 Fertility Boosting Smoothies
by littlebud.com on Jul 12, 2022
What we eat can optimise our fertility and importantly help our wellbeing. It's a great time to get experimental and enjoy fuelling your body.
A smoothie is a delicious way to get healthy greens, proteins, and fats in your diet to improve your fertility and overall health.
Here are our top 6 tips on what to include :
There is no reason to stress about finding the obscure Hariyo Saag, only growing in the Himalayas but guarantees ' success' instead your local supermarket will offer the same beneficial greens such as kale, spinach, watercress or cabbage. These greens fight infertility by creating a healthy sperm-friendly alkaline environment and by providing crucial minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that are needed to grow healthy eggs and sustain a successful pregnancy. Leafy greens increase your libido which is always helpful to keep things exciting.
Steam your veg:
Most raw leafy greens are very difficult to digest so you don’t want your body using energy on digestion. You need your body to focus on making healthy eggs and circulating blood to the uterus.
Don't overdo the sugar:
Sugar is broken down quickly by the body which causes our insulin levels to rapidly rise until the sugar high is over and your insulin rapidly drops. This extreme plummet can cause are hormones to become unbalanced, affecting hormone levels of estrogen, progesterone, and the androgens DHEA and testosterone. This goes for both women and men. If you find yourself craving sugar it means you need more protein in your diet as are body needs fast energy which is what sugar masks. When it comes to making a smoothie, its lower-sugar fruit options include green apples, pears and berries. This is also important to consider when adding liquid. It's best to stick with water, milk or a milk alternative.
Add some protein:
You need protein in your diet to help your body repair cells and make new ones. We reply on protein for growth and development. Protein is important before conception and after for the development of the embryo and fetus. The amount of protein you are having while pregnant impacts a child’s genes or DNA in the womb which if unbalanced can lead to health issues further down the line. Your daily protein intake during pregnancy is between 1.22-1.52g/kg body weight (pre-pregnancy) per day, with a higher intake required in the third trimester, or women with high physical activity levels. On average this equates to about 80 – 110g of protein per day. Great sources of protein for smoothies are flaxseeds, nuts and to add nut butter ( Yum).
Frozen foods can Chill the uterus. When it comes to smoothies, it's bests to avoid adding ice or frozen fruit. If frozen fruit is the most convenient for you we suggest either adding a little boiling water to the fruits to bring back to room temp or leaving out an hour before.
Superfoods and vitamins:
Vitamin B are found in Greens, this is great for ovulation as they are rich in folate. Focus on Omega, especially omega-3, this is great to include in your diet though smoothie wise we wouldn't recommend adding fish! high sources of omega -3 are fishy oils and olive oil. Other sources of Omega (smoothie safe) could be walnuts, flaxseeds, almonds, pumpkin seeds and pine nuts as well as Avocados, coconut oils and coconut creams.
Now for Our Top 3 Recipes!
The mega Omega smoothie
The Super Green