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Successful pregnancy sometimes requires much more effort than we suspected. There are certain foods that help pregnancy and you should include them in the menu when you start trying to conceive.
Folic acid (vitamin B9), as all current and future mothers well know, is vital for conception and fetal development and is needed in large quantities. Furthermore it is important for the body of every future mother. Also important are vitamin C, vitamin B complex, vitamin E, zinc, selenium, iron. The food you eat should be well washed and cooked in the most healthy way (by steaming or stewed) to retain the beneficial ingredients. Fried and burnt foods are harmful to women who want to become pregnant because they do not have the necessary ingredients for the body of the woman. Optimum weight and good form are very important for successful conception. Women with overweight and underweight are experiencing much greater difficulties when trying to conceive.
What foods can increase chances for conceiving?
Besides fresh fruits and vegetables in any form, and plenty of fish, any woman who wishes to become pregnant, should increase the quantity of the following foods in her diet:
Milk, cheese and ice cream. Scientists have shown that defatted foods are not at all helpful for women who want to conceive because they lack important natural elements. If you want a menu with low fats, reduce the amount of junk food you consume daily. By contrast, eat in copious amounts of cheese, milk and yogurt and even ice cream, whose fats are not extracted by artificially.
Chicken and veal. Pregnancy in women-vegetarians is more difficult and problematic than in women who regularly eat meat. Iron and protein are essential for successful pregnancy, so that the meat must be present in your menu.
Broccoli. One of the most nutritious foods for women, broccoli are important to the period when trying to get pregnant. Besides source of folic acid, broccoli are rich in vitamin C, iron, phosphorus and magnesium. Eat broccoli regularly and in any form in the period when trying to conceive and after conceiving too.
Raisins. Raisins are also rich sources of folic acid and vitamins. Raisins have pleasant taste and you can eat them anytime. Furthermore, they they can help people who are suffering from depression and fatigue.
Rye bread. In the period when you are trying to conceive you must return to consuming bread, if you ever avoid it. Rye bread contains all the vitamins of group B, especially vitamin B9 (folic acid). Satisfactory protein content and composition of low fat foods make it indispensable for any woman, especially if you want to eat healthily without getting fat.
Lentil. Often overlooked, but extremely useful lentil is indispensable for women who are trying to become pregnant because it contains almost everything you need. Besides the high content of vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and B9, minerals magnesium, iron, phosphorus, zinc and potassium, the lentil is also rich in fiber. If you do not like lentil, you can search for interesting recipes, that will show you how to cook it for enjoyable consumption.
Oats. If you make oats a major part of your breakfast, you will increase your stamina, you will improve your health and will increase your chances of becoming pregnant. Even after peeling and soaking, oats retain their beneficial ingredients – magnesium, phosphorus, iron, copper and folic acid.
Spinach. Without any sugar, fat and cholesterol, spinach is rich in vitamins A and C, iron and calcium. Eat it as a garnish or as part of a meal, but never ignore it from your diet.
Balanced menu, healthy body and an unlimited amount of sex – this is the shortest way to a pleasant and successful conception.