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July 9th, 2013, 10:34 AM
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Hey ladies! Hope everyone's doing fantastic! Who here knows of some foods that are supposed to help you when TTC? For someone like me, has no idea when they're Oing, etc. Is there anything that you can eat to help? What about natural teas or anything along those lines.
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July 9th, 2013, 01:04 PM
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Hmmm... baby carrotts are meant to help with CM and pineapple core for implantation but both I guess are most useful if you know when you O'd. Not sure about general good for ttc foods. I know my DF goggled about good foods for sperm and he found a few lists - perhaps you could get your DH in on the deal to?
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July 9th, 2013, 01:48 PM
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Here is a list of fertility "superfoods" I have been compiling from different sources. I no longer remember the reason for a lot of them and I am obviously not a doctor but I just thought I would share what I put together

For Her:

*Beans (as well as Lentils, tofu, edamame, and nuts )
*Whole milk or whole milk products (not too much though)
*Leafy Greens (Spinach, romaine, arugula, broccoli) - high in folate
*Pumpkin Seeds - high in non-heme iron
*Whole wheat (bread, rice, pasta) - helps keep blood sugar and insulin stable
*Olive Oil - increase insulin sensitivity and decrease inflammation
*Wild Salmon - rich in omega-3 fatty acids

The bigger list:
-avocados
-figs
-dates
-asparagus
-almonds
-garlic
-oysters
-parsley
-dates
-celery
-carrots
-dried apricots
-sweet potatoes
-sunflower seeds

Fruits: blueberries, raspberries, cherries, grapes, oranges, peaches, plums, bananas, pomegranates, papaya and tomatoes

Basically a healthy diet with lots of fruits and vegetables. . .

For Him:
-Brazil nuts
-eggs
-fish
-oysters
-seeds and grains
-green leafy vegetables
-kiwi fruit
-tomatoes.


This is a link I found on JM about what to avoid while TTC as well.
Foods to Avoid While Trying to Conceive
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July 9th, 2013, 06:26 PM
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there are some teas that will help, you have to be careful with them depending on your specific concerns.

Fertilitea = vitex + many other teas
Spearmit leaf tea = helps balance androgen's (testosterone) in women.
Red Raspberry Leaf tea = I can't remember but I will try and remember to look it up and come back.
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July 9th, 2013, 06:34 PM
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Fertility Herbal Tonic: Red Raspberry Leaf

^^ Dh hung up for a minute so I could look it up. I think RRL tea is in fertilitea...



I take CO Q10 for egg quailty... it's not a food, but it's needed for cell repair and formation.. so DH and I both take it.
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July 9th, 2013, 09:07 PM
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CoQ10 has shown so,e pretty significant results in lab rats.... It is making middle aged rats have eggs of the same quality as 'teenage' rats. DH and I both take it as well.

Pineapple has bromelain in it, which helps the lining for implantation. I drink 8oz of pommegranate juice a day to help,build lining as well.

Omega threes are hugely important for egg and embryo development ... So oysters and fresh fish help with that. Vitamin E helps egg development and lining, so I supplement with that one.

B complex is important for red blood cell development and to lengthen luteal phase.

There are so, so many to list. I really recommend putting in the time to research the individual supplements and foods so you can do what works best for your body.

And then share the news you find, s we can benefit, too

Good luck!
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