Any therapy or treatment requires a level of physical and mental fitness, in order to prepare the patient for the journey ahead. A healthy mind comes from a healthy body, and the mantra to health is a proper and well nourished diet. We offer you a suggested diet to help tackle with the stress and physical requirement of a fertility treatment.
A good diet is a combination of balance and common sense. You should ensure you are eating at least five servings of fruit and vegetables per day and preferably 8-10 servings for vitamins, minerals, trace elements and antioxidants. Here is a list of food groups that you need to consider while planning your meal for the day:
- Proteins (chicken, oily fish & dried beans)
- Grains (Bread, cereals, rice, pasta etc)
- Dairy Foods which contain calcium (Milk, cheese & Yogurt)
An important point to remember is that anything in excess is bad for health. Measured and balanced portions are the key to a good diet.
Foods to Avoid
There are always some food items that make maintaining overall wellness more difficult. You will want to limit your intake or simply avoid the following as you undergo fertility treatment:
- Fast food
- Junk food
- Alcoholic beverages
- Coffee and other caffeinated drinks
- Soft drinks
- Artificial sweeteners
Maintaining a good diet is one of the foremost requirements for a successful fertility treatment. In addition to the above mentioned food items, you should also include intake of vitamins like Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E etc., in your diet.