There are a number of foods that I often encourage my fertility clients to enjoy in plenty while trying to conceive. I have listed some of my favourites below.
"Seed-full" fruits and vegetables - In an age of seedless fruits and vegetables, opt for the natural variety instead. If fertility is something that you are striving for, don't eat infertile foods like seedless cucumbers and seedless grapes. Buy the seeded variety and eat the seeds too. Pomegranates are especially good choices.
Seeds - For the same reasons as above, seeds are full of vital life force energy, they're bursting with the potential of new life and they are a good source of healthy fats too. Opt for raw instead of roasted. Sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds (also known as pepitas), chia seeds and any others that tempt you. Flax seeds can be very beneficial for some women (and men) who are trying to conceive but not for all. Flax seeds contain a gentle phytoestrogen which can block harmful xenoestrogens from the environment, but may provide too much estrogen for some women who already have an excess.
Beans, legumes and lentils - Once again, if you can sprout it, it's a fertile food. These are also a great source of soluble fibre to help remove excess recycled hormones via the digestive tract. Opt for the dried variety and avoid cans. Canned foods are void of qi or vital life force (you could not sprout a canned bean) and the lining in cans contains chemicals that disrupt the endocrine system.
Grounding vegetables - If it grows down in the earth, it has energetic grounding properties which will improve the energy flow to your reproductive organs. Carrots, potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams, garlic, ginger, onions, beets, turnips and more. Each has it's own series of other health benefits too.
Healthy fats - Fat has been given a bad rap but it is making a revival. Your body needs fat for many functions including hormone production and ovulation. Omega 3's increase blood flow to the uterus and EFAs (essential fatty acids) support the follicle to open releasing the egg and nourish your developing embryo. Fish, flaxseeds, and flaxseed oil, walnuts, eggs and chicken are some good sources of healthy fats.
Water - We all know we need to drink more water. This one is just too important not to include. You wouldn't plant a seed, neglect to water it and expect it to grow. New life needs a plenty of good quality water. Avoid buying bottled water because the plastic is disruptive to your hormones. If you can find a source of chlorine free water (do you have a friend with a good quality well?) or consider a Santevia water filter that energizes and alkalizes your drinking water.