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Thursday, March 05, 2009

A Healthy Diet Can Boost your Fertility and Help You Concieve

by Tawasha Cowan

Trying to conceive is the simplest thing for some and seemingly impossible for others. Learn good eating habits that can help you conceive! Diet plays a major role in fighting ovulatory infertility. Read on to find out if you are on the right track with a "'baby making diet". And don't forget to try one these conception friendly recipes!

1. Avoid Trans Fats Because trans fats don't spoil they can be found in many artery-clogging fats. For example stick margarine, vegetable shortening, packages cookies, fast food French fries, doughnuts, and many other foods. Trans fats can prevent you from ovulating by depressing ovulation. These fats also fuel inflammation which can cause heart disease, stroke, diabetes and may also affect fertility.

2. Eat More Veggies When we think of protein, most of us think of lean meats and fish. Not too many of us think of beans. And what shame, because beans are a fantastic source of protein, fiber and minerals. Studies indicate that plant based proteins versus animal based protects against ovulatory infertility. Try this recipe for Black Bean Chili:

* 4 large poblano peppers

* 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)

* 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped

* 1 large onion, chopped

* 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped or grated

* Salt and freshly ground black pepper

* 2 15-ounce cans black beans, drained of half their liquid

* 2 tablespoons (a large palmful) chili powder

* 2 teaspoons (about half a palmful) ground cumin

* 1/2 teaspoon allspice (eyeball it)

* 1 bottle dark lager beer, such as Negro Modelo

* 1 15-ounce can (or half a 28-ounce can) crushed fire-roasted tomatoes

* 2 cups beef or vegetable stock (use vegetable to make it vegetarian)

* Hot sauce, to taste

* 1/2 cup sour cream, for garnish

* 1/2 cup chopped cilantro, for garnish

Heat broiler to high. Char the poblanos under the broiler so their skins blacken, 7-8 minutes. Place in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let stand 10 minutes. Once the peppers have cooled enough to handle, peel and seed them, then roughly chop them up and set them aside. Place a medium-size pot over medium-high heat with 2 tablespoons EVOO, about two turns of the pan. Add the jalapeño, onion and garlic to the pan, and cook 6-7 minutes, until the veggies are tender. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, then add in the beer, scraping up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Cook a few minutes to reduce the liquid by half, then add the black beans and their liquid, the chopped poblanos, spices, crushed tomatoes and stock. Bring up to a bubble, then reduce the heat and simmer to thicken slightly, about 5 minutes. Adjust the seasoning with salt and freshly ground pepper as needed. Serve the chili up and pass around hot sauce, sour cream, and cilantro at the table to top it with. (Recipe Courtesy of Rachel Ray)

3. Don't Skim on the Milk The "Got Milk" and "Milk Your Diet" commercials are more than just a gimmick. Studies show that one to two daily servings of whole milk or whole milk products - like ice cream (yippee) - can help protect against fertility, while skim milk and similar product do the opposite.

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About the Author

Tawasha blogs and writes on everything health and beauty.She possesses a wealth of knowledge and loves to share it with others to help them live happier, healthier lives.