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Infertile? Super Foods Can Help

February 17, 20149 min
You hear all the food you can and can't eat throughout pregnancy, but what about foods to help increase your chances of becoming pregnant, do they exist?You and your partner are trying to create mini-mes but have noticed a little trouble along the way. You've been trying for months but don't have a pregnancy to show for it.Before heading to your doctor to begin invasive testing, try your own fertility treatments by eating natural super foods.A major super food is buckwheat, a healthy grain that significantly drops insulin and testosterone levels, a process that increases ovulation. When you're ovulating, your chances of conceiving are that much higher. Also, to those who are gluten-free, buckwheat is 100 percent free of wheat, even though it's mentioned in its name.So who's eating these foods to help boost fertility, the woman or the man?Both.Men and women both have an endocrine system, which is critical for making babies. It wouldn't hurt if your man ate these foods with you.Founder of the Food Therapy Program, Alisa Vitti shares the best super foods to help increase your fertility, why these foods are so beneficial for conceiving and foods to stay away from when you're trying to procreate.Foods That Help Boost Fertility:

Buckwheat
Egg Yolks
Chick Peas
Avocado
Cinnamon
Turmeric
Sunflower Seeds
Pumpkin Seeds

Foods To Stay Away From:

Dairy
Sugar
Caffeine

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