It is always better to have a healthy and active lifestyle and not get into the trap of laziness and ignorance. Therefore, one should give utmost importance to the food that they are having on a daily basis and follow healthy practices to improve their health.
In today’s time, there are many females who are facing infertility problems and this is becoming a huge issue. If your body is healthy, then your reproductive system will also be healthy. The uterus is one of the basic parts of the female reproductive system and plays a vital role in the foundation of life.
So many women suffer from PCOD/PCOS nowadays and that is leading to infertility at a young age, and one of the major factors that lead to PCOS/PCOD is an unhealthy lifestyle. Having a well-balanced meal works as a building block to a healthy mind, and body, and, is essential for a healthy reproductive system in females. Therefore, today we will discuss some of the foods that are good for the reproductive system which you can call a PCOD treatment.
Foods to Improve Reproductive System:
1. Whole-Grain Foods:
Foods that are whole grain (complex carbs) are filled with many essential nutrients like selenium, B vitamins, and zinc. These nutrients are important to balance hormones to boost fertility and provide essential nutrients. Whole grains foods like oats, brown rice, daliya, and whole-grain bread are good to add to your diet. Try to avoid foods that can cause hormonal imbalance, like white sugar, and white flour that are mostly used in cakes, cookies, biscuits, sweets, pastries, etc. Such food can also increase blood sugar levels.
2. Eggs are Excellent:
Eggs are great for improving your fertility because Eggs are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, contain all essential amino acids, a good source of protein, healthy fats, and vitamins. Therefore, eggs are good for improving your fertility and preventing you from various diseases and birth defects.
Women who are trying to conceive should add berries to their diet. Berries are rich in anti-inflammatory phytonutrients and antioxidants in blueberries and raspberries help to improve fertility. Females who want to conceive need a good source of vitamin C and foods that are rich in folate and both blueberries and raspberries contain these essential nutrients. So, try to add blueberries and raspberries to your diet. You can also prepare smoothies, and granola and add them to the fruit bowl or just have it when you feel like eating something in between meals.
4. Fish is good:
Fish is one of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Adding fish to your diet can improve brittle nails, dry hair, dry skin, fatigue, PMS, arthritis, hair loss, irritability, high blood pressure, and even cracked skin. Fish is also good at improving the cell membranes and preventing various health problems.
5. Curd or yogurt:
If someone is suffering from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) adding curd to their diet will be really beneficial. Curd also promotes good bacteria in your gut and prevents you from inflammatory digestive tract disorders. Curd has nutrients that can be helpful to prevent the risk of vaginal infections and stomach ulcers. It is also rich in calcium, protein, and probiotics that improve bone health and fulfill the calcium requirement. You should have plain curd or curd with fruits like berries, seeds, or nuts.
The reason it is advisable to reduce the intake of alcohol, and caffeine and to avoid smoking is that these foods and drinks can impact a female’s reproductive health negatively.
Try to avoid having those packed, processed foods and fast foods, especially if you are facing fertility issues. There are some unhealthy food items that claim to be healthy but do not get into the trap of such marketing because foods that are processed lose their nutritional value, and it is better to have home-cooked meals instead of eating outside food.
Do not go for instant Kadai paneer, palak paneer, and idli or sambar packet mix available in the market. Foods that last for six to one year are filled with preservatives that are not good for your health.
Such foods not only impact your overall health but also contain so many excess calories with no or less nutrition compared to what you want at home. When you are cooking at home, you are using seasonal products, oil under control, and a more hygienic and healthier way of cooking can give you 10 times more of what you get from outside.
Nowadays, with so many PCOS problems, there could be something really wrong that needs to be stopped before the PCOS cases become massive.