This week on the blog we’ve been looking at how balanced hormones supports fertility.A woman's body needs the right environment and nutrients for optimal hormone production. Balanced hormones are needed to stay healthy and a healthy female is more likely to be able to reproduce.
While men’s hormonal systems are not as complex, it is important that men nourish their bodies to support their fertility levels too.
Nutrient to Nourish Men’s Fertility
Selenium -Brazil nuts, beef and fish. BePure One contains 150 mcg of selenomethionine in order to help you maintain optimal Selenium levels.
Zinc - Chicken, seafood (especially oysters) and red meat are good sources of zinc. Zinc is a vital nutrient for healthy immune function, energy and metabolic regulation, as it is needed to make insulin.
Omega 3’s - Oily fish such as mackerel, sardines, tuna and salmon are great sources of omega 3’s.
Key Nutrients for both Men and Women’s Fertility
Vitamin D - Optimal vitamin D levels improved fertility in men and women. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble so increasing your intake of foods like oily fish, liver eggs, mushrooms, raw dairy and lard in your cooking.
Vitamin C. Vitamin C supplementation could improve speed to pregnancy. Research showed shorter time to pregnancy was found with increased vitamin C and β-carotene.Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C, as are many fresh fruit and vegetables.
Ashwagandha – Supports fertility in women and also promotes graceful ageing, provides menopausal support, libido support, memory support and a mood enhancer.
This buckwheat crepes with organic eggs and salmon recipe is the perfect gluten free meal to nourish fertility in men and women. You can even make the buckwheat crepes in advance and freeze them, ideal to pull out for a quick and stunning breakfast when you have guests.
Buckwheat Crepes with Organic Eggs and Salmon Recipe
1 Cup Buckwheat Flour
1 Cup milk (or alternative milk such as almond)
1 Tbps of Ashwagandha
¼ cup Olive Oil
3 free-range eggs
Coconut oil for cooking (if using a saucepan)
8 free-range eggs - lightly beaten
Coconut oil for cooking
Finely chopped parsley
8 slices cold-smoked salmon
Leafy Greens of your choice
Combine buckwheat flour, milk, oil, eggs and salt together in a large bowl
Melt coconut oil over a medium-low heat or if you have a crepe pan heat over medium-low heat with no oil required.
Pour batter into the pan and swirl to create a thin pancake layer
Cool for 1 minute on each side or until a light golden colour
Keep an eye on the pan temperature - keep medium-low heat
Repeat until all batter is used adding more coconut oil as needed
Store crepes covered in a warm oven until ready to serve, or you can make up 24 hours in advance
Lightly beat eggs, and season with salt
Melt coconut oil in a large pan on low heat
Once the heat starts to go through the eggs, gentle stir the eggs in a figure of eight
When eggs are just about cooked remove from heat (they will continue to cook through)
Fill buckwheat pancake with scrambled eggs, salmon, avocado, cherry tomatos and sprinkle with parsley.
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Disclaimer: This blog post is for educational purposes only. It is not designed to diagnose, treat or cure. We are all unique, for your individual health concerns it is important to discuss these with a BePure Clinical Consultant or relevant health professional.