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Fertile Foods: What You Should Eat if You're Trying to Have a Baby

by C. Garcia,  NBC San Diego,  April 29, 2010
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Here are Alex Fioroni's, the owner of Bod Nutrition, favorite foods and a chili recipe for couples trying to have a baby:

Goji berries: They contain a lot of antioxidants, vitamins A and C, plus all 18 essential amino acids. They're used in traditional Chinese medicine to promote fertility in men and women

Floradix, a food-based iron supplement: Some studies show that women with low iron reserves are less likely to conceive

Beans: also high in iron. Plus, protein from plant sources like beans has been associated with increased fertility

Grape Seed Oil: It’s one of the oils that has essential fatty acids -- the good fats -- which studies show can help blood flow and balance hormones

Wheat Grass: It has high levels of folic acid, which is important for preventing birth defects and is a key ingredient for a woman to produce viable eggs

Maca Root: Grown in the Peruvian mountains, it's packed with zinc. It’s the Nutrition Chef's secret go-to ingredient for men and women looking to boost fertility. Some studies point to zinc as the magic fertility bullet. The editors of say at least 15 mg a day can increase semen and testosterone production in men and ovulation and fertility in women

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Source: Fertile Foods | NBC San Diego


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