Those lucky women getting or going to get pregnant normally start thinking about their surrounding and try to make it clean and healthy. Unfortunately, there exist some things, which are usually by error believed to be such or are taken for granted as the ones to stimulate sound fertility. The reality is but quite different, because even the meals deemed healthy are not always like that, when it goes about conception. Let`s look closer at your kitchen and try to sort out the things into friends and foes of your pregnancy.
Say ‘no’ to poor nutrients, plastic wrappings and microwaves
Certain high-acid and poor-nutrient products should be fully removed from your daily ration prior to or during pregnancy: meals high in transfats (usually fast food), sweeties and sugar-rich products in excess, any processed and heavily fried food. All those ingredients in your everyday dishes adversely affect your reproductive performance.
Strictly avoid your food being wrapped in plastic films and foiled, as the chemicals evaporated from out of them while cooking are deadly dangerous for conceiving a baby.
Make sure you don`t use any aluminium, nonstick and SS utensils, because your food, whatever healthy, contacts the metals and nasty coating and absorbs the unwanted chemicals to be further taken in by your intestines.
It`s hardly a secret that a microwave is a mean friend of yours, rather being your hidden enemy. Your fertility is not an exception. You are not required to give up your favorite, but try to use it as seldom as possible and don`t cook at high temperatures to hamper free radicals. Yet, of course, better opt for boiled or baked meals, which typically have no contra-indications.
Healthy meals are not always useful
Strange as it is, but it`s true. However, you should understand that some of the ingredients are to be removed completely from your diet, while others are required by your future baby but in smaller quantities.
• Healthy meals to be removed: grains like wheat, rye and oats (gluten-rich and insulin-resistant, which is extremely bad for pregnancy in case of any conception difficulties); red meat (too many hazardous sat fats); also shellfish and such fish as tuna, swordfish and shark have been proved to constitute a threat for sound fertility.
• Healthy meals to be reduced: eggs (acid-rich, which can be messy with fertility, so eat them very moderately); dairy products (rich in sat fats, so consume them very carefully).
Conception experts recommend for both partners to strictly follow the above for approximately four months before impregnation. This period has been researched to be sufficient for the mom`s body to get well-prepared.
About the author: Liz Taylor, a fertility research centre intern, writes about reproductive potential for males and females at http://writessay4me.co.uk/. Her down-to-earth articles are very popular with a wider public. Liz is continuously self-developing and attending many industry-specific meetings and round-tables within the partner centres. In her free time, Liz is a keen skier.