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We can enhance fertility and reduce inflammation by adhering to the fertility diet. The first principle of the fertility diet is to reduce insulin levels and improve insulin function. Insulin levels go up a proportion to the amount of sugar which is ingested by a woman. The more sugar the higher the insulin levels and ultimately was significant excess of sugar the functioning of the insulin molecule becomes resistant from a biochemical point of view. By this, I mean that it takes more insulin to achieve the biological effects on the muscle cells fat cells and liver cells. Here is the main effect: the increased insulin levels will cause the sugar levels to drop but it will prevent the breakdown of any fatty tissue called adipose tissue.
The fundamental disorder is the accumulation of adipose or fatty tissue; particularly around the waistline is incredibly inflammatory. His tissue releases a series of chemicals most of which are called cytokines which recruit inflammatory cells that interfere with almost any organ in the human body. This gives us a clue to the basis for the fertility diet.
Cut out all starchy carbs of any kind. This includes bread, cereal, pasta, rice, potatoes and starchy beans and other legumes. All fruits except handfuls of blueberries blackberries and strawberries should be excluded from the diet until the ideal weight is achieved ideal weight would include a basal metabolic index or BMI of less than 25. Healthy vegetables which are in fact carbohydrates but not pure sugars must be emphasized
a good portion of healthy fats must be consumed and inflammatory fats must be avoided. The good fats include walnuts almonds, avocado, coconut oil, olive oil, fish oil, fatty fish such as wild salmon. The present facts which should be avoided include margarine canola oil safflower oil, cottonseed oil, soybean oil, corn oil, high fructose corn oil, all fats, and processed foods. Basically anything packaged should primarily be avoided.
superfoods should be consumed superfoods offer the promise of healing low inflammation and the side benefit of reducing heart disease and cancer. We have already talked about mixed nuts. The second category would be the healthy vegetables primarily including kale, spinach, arugula, broccoli and of course beats. Each of these foods is packed with nutrition, for example, kale has carotenoids including zeaxanthin and lutein which have wonderful anti-inflammatory effects. Don’t forget pumpkin seeds and a mommy cauliflower and turmeric. Garlic is wonderful because useful for people under a ton of stress. I can assure you that many of my patients undergoing assisted reproduction have a high degree of stress.
The good news is that these alterations in your diet are easy. Perhaps even more important, they are fun.
For more information and tips about fertility please book an appointment with Dr. Brody at https://www.fertilitydocs.com/ or give us a call at (858) 344-5020
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