Cycle Eating: We Show You What to Eat at Each Stage of Your Cycle
Will Certain Foods Affect My Hormones & Help My Fertility?
Yes! But this is a happy yes because there is a proven formula for eating around your cycle to promote fertility, recommended in the clinical as well as acupuncture realm. It's so awesome, in fact, that we felt it warranted some original food art (and I was channeling Peter Gabriel's Sledgehammer). Let this program guide your food choices by supplementing your natural cycle with what it needs most week by week, and by getting those hormones IN CHECK. Eat for your ovaries, ladies. Go here to learn more about what not to eat, ingest, etc.
Eat blood-nourishing foods to replenish blood loss and associated minerals.
Also, make sure to up the ante on the Vitamin C to ensure better absorption of iron.
Eat yin-nourishing foods leading up to ovulation to support the yin phase of your ovulation cycle, and go heavy on the foods rich in Vitamin E to support the developing follicle.
Eat foods high in Vitamin B to help with egg release and implantation, and don't skimp on the zinc, which can assist cell division and progesterone production.
Week Before Your Period or Possible Pregnancy
Eat hot cooked foods like soup, to keep your uterus warm.
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