8 Super Foods You Should be Eating if You Plan to Conceive

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Ok, so you and your partner are trying to have a baby or plan to have one in the near future. If you plan on getting pregnant anywhere from within the next few months to a year then you need to start getting your body ready for that big job!

Eating well and eating healthy is one of the best things you can do to not only increase your fertility but to prepare your body to carry another life. Here is a list of the top 8 super foods you should be eating to get ready for baby!

 

1. Fermented Foods

Lacto-fermented foods are so good for you!

They are full of enzymes, and they are loaded with those good bacteria which are not only good for your digestive tract but they can remove toxic compounds from your body, improve your immunity, and make fatty acids that are good for both your stomach and your brain.

Read more about top 5 fermented goods you should be eating now.

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2. Bone Broth

Making homemade bone broth will provide your body with stronger bones and tendons.

It’s high in an amino acid called glycine which your placenta needs as it will help both your and your baby deal with stress.

Use bone broth as a base for a good vegetable soup.

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3. Dark Leafy Green Vegetables

Your mother was right when she told you to eat your greens.

They are a great source of calcium and folate.

Cook and serve these with butter or coconut oil to help your body absorb all the vitamins it can from these delicious greens.

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4. Butter

Be sure you use butter from grass fed cows, this ensures that it will be full of those vitamins A, E, K, and D, which are important for the development of organs, and especially the brain.

Butter is also rich in many minerals including selenium, chromium, and zinc, all of which are important for metabolic functions.

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5. Raw Cheese

Again, look for cheese from grass fed cows.

Dairy products from cows that consume a natural diet are more full of vitamins and are easier to digest than those that have been pasteurized.

Raw dairy products have been shown to help the body build strong teeth, bones, and give protection from both asthma and allergies.

Find also the foods you should avoid during pregnancy.

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6. Cod Liver Oil

Ok, so you are making a face at the mere mention of this, but you don’t have to drink it from a spoon, so it’s ok.

Cod liver oil is available in pill form and it is so very good for your body.

It’s rich in vitamin A which supports food eyesight, healthy skin, lungs, and hormone production.

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7. Eggs And Egg Yolks

Eggs are a great source of protein. The yolks of eggs are high in choline which is vital for brain development.

Yes, yolks have some cholesterol but that is a necessary nutrient for the healthy development of a baby’s brain and nervous system.

Consider eating at least 4 egg yolks and 1 egg white every day. 

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8. Fruits And Veggies

Besides the dark, green leafy veggies, you need to add as many fruits and other vegetables into your daily diet any way you can.

Organic fruits and vegetables provide a multitude of essential antioxidants as well as vitamins and other nutrients.

They also decrease inflammation in the body. Find ways to add them into every meal and eat fruit as a snack. Your body, and your future baby, will thank you.

Read also about the changes in the body during the preganancy.

Sources:

Fitpregnancy.com