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8 Great Foods To Pop Into Your Shopping Trolley To Support Egg Health in the Over 35’s

Sue Bedford (MSc Nutritional Therapy)

Green leafy vegetables – are important for nourishing the egg cell. High in folate, iron, manganese, calcium, and Vitamins A, B, C and E- all important for keeping egg cells healthy

Wild salmon and oily fish – a great source of omega 3 fatty acids which help reduce inflammation and balance hormones

Avocado – a great source of monounsaturated fat -good for keeping reducing inflammation and keeping the reproductive system healthy

Nuts -a great source of quality protein, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals to help protect the egg cell from damage

Maca– linked to improving libido and fertility. Maca is rich in vitamins C, B and E as well as containing a plentiful supply of the minerals’ magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, selenium, iron and zinc, all crucial when it comes to optimizing fertility. Maca is also a complete protein, containing the nine essential amino acids that the body can’t produce on its own

Berries  Berries are a fantastic source of antioxidants as-well as folate, vitamin c and fibre to help ‘zap’ those free radicals that can lead to oxidative stress in cells and thus helping prevent damage to the DNA, including the egg cell.

Cinnamon – rich in carbohydrates, fibre, iron, and Vitamins B and C. Used widely by tribes in the Andes, it is believed to increase sperm and egg health. It can also stabilize hormonal imbalance and increase libido

Beans – iron, Vitamin B complex, magnesium, protein and other essential nutrients that are vital for fertility

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