Follow these fertility food rules

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

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WHY FOLLOW THESE RULES?

  • Improve your digestion and absorb more nutrients from the food you eat

  • Keep your blood sugar balanced and prevent insulin resistance, which can affect hormone levels

  • Prevent inflammation, which can be a huge source of chemical stress in the body

  • Reduce your consumption of toxins

  • Maintain energy levels throughout the day

  • Protect the quality of your eggs or sperm

  • Create a nourishing environment for a baby to grow

12 FERTILITY FOOD RULES

  1. Drink water throughout the day to keep yourself hydrated

  2. Leave at least 20 minutes for each meal so you can digest

  3. Don’t eat raw food after four pm to prevent indigestion

  4. Eat dinner at least two hours before you sleep, so you’re body has time to digest and so it can focus on repair and detoxification when you sleep

  5. Eat like a King for breakfast, a Prince for lunch and a Pauper for dinner. Never skip breakfast, as the saying goes ‘it’s the most important meal of the day’ and helps to fire up your metabolism

  6. Have protein, healthy fat and fibre with every meal to help balance your blood sugar throughout the day

  7. Wash fruit and vegetables thoroughly before eating to get rid of any harmful pesticide residue left on the produce or eat organically

  8. Have a healthy balanced diet to help create a nourishing environment for your eggs or sperm to mature and a baby to grow

  9. Avoid produce that is processed or with a long ingredients list

  10. Check-in before each meal to see how you feel. If you need to reduce your stress levels, breathe in through your nose for four counts, hold your breath for seven counts and exhale through your mouth for eight counts. Repeat for a minute or two, until you feel calmer, so you can digest your food properly

  11. Consciously chew your food into smaller pieces to optimise digestion and absorb more nutrients from the food you eat

  12. Eat for your unique body type: If something you eat doesn’t sit well with you, don’t eat it


Juliana Kassianos