Posted by Dr. Della Parker on June 27, 2018
A healthy diet is an essential foundation for fertility, especially as you get older. But knowing how to eat right for your body is just the start, focusing on polyamines and isoflavones will maximize your health, ultimately boosting fertility.
Polyamines are essential for embryo and fetal development growth and cell proliferation. The highest levels of polyamines can be found in fresh grapefruit juice, orange juice, sauerkraut, and oranges.
Isoflavones are powerful antioxidants found in soy products. The Journal of Fertility and Sterility recently showed that consuming soy as part of your preconception diet was positively related to the probability of having a viable pregnancy.
Fresh fruit, vegetables, and good fats are also essential. Brightly colored and green leafy vegetables such as broccoli are important, as they are high in folate and magnesium. “Good fats,” including monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, and omega-3 fatty acids can be found in nuts, avocado, seeds such as sesame and pumpkin, sardines, and salmon.
Dr. Della Parker treats all types of conditions, but has a special interest in digestive problems, adrenal fatigue, and thyroid dysfunction. This year, make your health a priority. Learn about our Integrative Nutrition Counseling, Nutrition Response Testing, Injection Therapies, and other services. Contact Dr. Della Parker and Integrative nutritionist Amy Hardesty for an evaluation today or call 503-344-6631.