Dietary CounselingNutrition and fertility
Dietetic Counseling in Gijón, Asturias
A healthy and balanced diet is essential for the maintenance of an optimal state of general health and also influences the proper functioning of both the female and male reproductive systems.
It should be considered that nutrition plays a key role in providing the right nutrients for the correct growth of the body’s cells, which also contributes to fertility.
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Foods that improve male and female fertility
In men, some nutrients help to improve sperm motility, others increase their number, others interfere with their shape and thus the right nutrients contribute to a higher probability of evolutionary pregnancy.
In women, good nutrition can help replenish missing nutrients, aid in the treatment of polycystic ovaries, endometriosis, hormone regulation, among many other benefits.
Therefore, adequate levels of all nutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals are necessary. It can be helpful to cultivate good eating habits such as eating fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, good quality proteins and healthy fats. In this way, we can guarantee the intake of zinc, selenium, B-complex vitamins, vitamin D, vitamin A, vitamin E and vitamin C, which are important nutrients for the reproductive system of both men and women.
When do we talk about repeat abortions?
The definition used by reproductive professionals understands that a woman is suffering from repeat miscarriages when at least two consecutive miscarriages have occurred before 20 weeks. However, and although sometimes it is not given the importance it deserves, biochemical abortions or commonly called micro-abortions should also be taken into account, those in which after a positive pregnancy test, bleeding and gestational loss occurs within a few days.
A natural and Mediterranean diet
In addition, it is important to eating natural and fresh foods and avoid processed and ultra-processed foods as much as possible, as they are rich in sugars, trans fats, addictives and artificial sweeteners and thus are detrimental to overall health and consequently are detrimental to the proper functioning of the reproductive system.
The Mediterranean dietary pattern has been recommended as a dietary pattern that is based on foods rich in fiber, antioxidants and healthy fats such as olive oil, fish, nuts, fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, eggs and dairy products. It is also a diet that has a good adherence and therefore is easy to follow as a lifestyle and not as a one-time diet.
How body mass index influences reproductive outcomes
Another important factor in relation to nutrition relates to body weight. We should not forget that having weight within the normal range contributes greatly to adequate fertility rates. However, it is advisable to go on a diet to increase the chances of successful treatment, but of greater importance is to adopt a better lifestyle, with planned and balanced meals to be a benefit to fertility and life in general.
Dietary adequacy should be based on an adjustment in the total caloric intake, after assessing the nutritional needs of the individual and prescribing a diet adapted to each need.
Dietary counseling at the ERGO Clinic
As always, at the ERGO Clinic we provide our patients with all the services that can help them fulfill their dream.
We offer you face-to-face appointments (or by videoconference if you prefer and your case allows it) with our nutritional advisor. Marcela has more than 10 years of experience helping many patients to rediscover food. His experience in the treatment of complementary pathologies allows him to evaluate each patient in a personalized manner, providing specific and individualized instructions.
Ask for your first visit with us, and find that extra point you need to be perfect before pregnancy.
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We are a team of more than 15 professionals specialized in assisted reproduction and women’s health. Do you have any doubts? We invite you to meet us, your first visit is totally FREE.