If you are a vegetarian or a vegan you may have heard stories or rumors about being a vegetarian or vegan can lead to infertility, miscarriages, and problems in the womb. Let me make this clear, this is absolutely not true.
As long as you are getting enough vitamins, minerals and other nutrients you can ensure that you have a healthy and safe pregnancy. Here are some tips for fertility for vegetarian men and women:
Vegetarian Fertility Tip #1 – Make Sure You Are Getting Enough Nutrition
Being a vegetarian actually has an advantage over meat eaters as you avoid toxins, hormone disruptor’s and heavy metals in meat, poultry, and seafood. With this in mind however, you can’t always eat vegetarian foods and not watch what you eat. You still need to make sure that you are getting enough nutrition before conception. In particular pay special attention to folate, vitamin B12, and Vitamin B6.
Vegetarian Fertility Tip #2 – Eat Whole Nutritious Foods
It’s easy for vegetarians to get junk food that doesn’t contain meat in it and think that they are eating healthy. However, you are missing out on many trace minerals and vitamins if all you’re doing is eating fast food and processed vegetarian food. Stick to whole nutritious foods that are close to their original form.
Vegetarian Fertility Tip #3 – Cut Down on Sugar
Limit your intake of sugar. Things such as coke, donuts, juice, cake should be stopped. An excess of sugar in your system can lead to Candidiasis or Candida.
Vegetarian Fertility Tip #4 – Stop The Dairy
If you a vegetarian and not a vegan, then you may be drinking lots of milk and eating lots of dairy products including cheese. Non-organic milk contains hormones, pus and can even contain traces of the drug that was injected into the cow. You don’t want these things in your system while you are trying to conceive. Foods rich in calcium include
Vegetarian Fertility Tip #5 – Eat More Raw and Organic Foods
Cooking foods destroys much of the valuable vitamins and trace minerals in them. By eating foods raw and organic you are eating them as a nature intended and without any harmful pesticides or herbicides. Pesticides and herbicides can lead to infertility problems.
Vegetarian Fertility Tip #6 – Drink Lots of Water
Water is crucial to sperm motility and the functioning of many processed within your body including conception. Make sure you are drinking at least 6-8 glasses a day. As a general rule of thumb your urine should be clear.
Vegetarian Fertility Tip #7 – Limit Your Intake of Soy
This tip may come as a shock to you, but most soy is genetically modified. Soy also has hormone mimicking effects and can disrupt the normal functioning of your body. Opt for alternatives to soy products and limit their intake.