Vegetables and Fruits
Mangoes, carrots, apricots and peaches contain beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A by the body. This helps in the production of female sex-hormones that are important for ovulation.
Water is quite important for the reproductive system, as it plumps egg follicles and also improves the supply of blood to the lining of the womb. In case of dehydration, the cervical fluid, which helps the sperm locate the egg, also becomes lethargic. Therefore, drink at least 8 glasses of water per day. You can also mix a dash of lime or fruit juice with water.
According to a fertility study conducted by the Harvard University, women who include full-fat dairy (one serving) per day reduce the infertility risk by almost a quarter. The fat in the dairy is believed to improve ovarian function. While trying to conceive, you can include full-fat dairy foods in your diet, instead of low-fat ones. Also, try to drink a glass of milk every day.
Seeds, Nuts and Oily fish
These foods are a rich source of essential fatty acids (EFA), which are quite important for healthy ovulation. Currently, about eight in ten women have EFA deficiency. Therefore, it is important for women to include about 30 grams of seeds and nuts every day. You can relish them either as a snack or garnish your cereal with nuts or add them to salad. In addition, include oily fish in your diet (about 300 grams or approximately two portions a week).
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