Nutrient Packed Endo Porridge

By Juliana Kassianos, Transformational Fertility Coach, Yoga Teacher and Founder of The School of Fertility

A warming breakfast porridge that contains Turmeric (curcumin), which has been shown to inhibit the growth of endometriosis endothelial cells.

Nutrient Packed Endo Porridge

INGREDIENTS

Lightly simmer the almond milk then add the oats, chia seeds, Maca, ginger, cinnamon and turmeric. Stir until ready.

  • 1 cup of oats

  • 2 cups of unsweetened almond milk

  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds

  • 1 teaspoon of Maca powder

  • Generous sprinkle of ground cinnamon

  • Generous sprinkle of ground ginger

  • Generous sprinkle of Turmeric powder

For the topping:

  • Handful of frozen berries (I like cherries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and currents)

  • 1 tablespoon of Linwoods ‘Milled Flaxssed, almonds, brazil nuts, walnuts & Co-enzyme Q10’

  • 1 sliced banana

  • Sprinkle of Sunflower seeds

  • Sprinkle of Pumpkin seeds

  • Few walnuts, almonds and one brazil nut

WHY IS IT GOOD FOR YOUR FERTILE HEALTH?

All these ingredients help to nourish your body so you can be in optimal fertile health, so let’s break down their goodness into manageable bites:

  • Oats: Rich in fibre, which helps to get rid of excess oestrogen

  • Maca powder: Small Peruvian root vegetable rich in thiamine (Vitamin B1), riboflavin (Vitamin B2), vitamin B6, iron, calcium, zinc and fibre. There's evidence it has fertility-enhancing properties and in men, increases sperm count and motility

  • Chia seeds: Good source of omega-3 fatty acids, protein and fibre

  • Cinnamon and ginger: Helps to regulate blood sugar levels, increase blood circulation and have anti-inflammatory properties

  • Turmeric powder: Contains curcumin, which not only has anti-inflammatory properties, but has also been shown to inhibit the growth of endometriosis endothelial cells by reducing the production of estradiol (a form of oestrogen)

  • Berries: Rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals

  • Co-enzyme Q10: Vitamin-like substance that cells use to generate energy. Evidence has shown it can boost fertility in both men and women

  • Banana: Vitamin and mineral packed natural sweetener, and full of fibre

  • Sunflower seeds: Rich in Folate (Vitamin B9), which helps to increase progesterone levels, as well as reduce the risk of anovulation and birth defects

  • Pumpkin seeds: For men, they are rich in Zinc, which helps to improve sperm motility and quality. For women, Zinc plays an essential role in protein synthesis and cell division, which is important in the production of good quality eggs and embryo development. They are rich in magnesium, which is important in the production of progesterone and ensures proper blood supply to the uterus and – deficiencies have been linked to infertility. Also, they are rich in iron, which helps to reduce tiredness and fatigue – deficiencies have been linked to anovulation (lack of ovulation) and poor egg quality

  • Walnuts: Rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids, which have anti-inflammatory properties and are great for men especially as they help to improve sperm quality

  • Almonds: Rich in Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) of which deficiencies have been linked to sterility, miscarriage and low birth weight

  • Brazil nuts: Rich in Selenium, which helps the development of healthy ovarian follicles

WHAT'S THE SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE?


Juliana Kassianos