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Strawberry and Watermelon Antioxidant Rich- Hydration Smoothie

Sue Bedford (MSc Nutritional Therapy)

It’s important to keep hydrated and top up on the antioxidants at least 3 months prior to conception and onwards to help ensure that all essential nutrients are being carried to all of the cells in the body and to help protect cells from free radical damage.

Why not try making this refreshing shot to start your day in the right way

Strawberries possess both antioxidant and anti- inflammatory properties, both of which are important when it comes to health and fertility. They also are packed full of vitamin c and folate. Watermelon is a great source of the vitamins C, A, B (some), magnesium and potassium. It is also high in carotenoids including lycopene and beta carotene- both of which are beneficial when it comes to fertility. Watermelon also contains glutathione (linked to helping improve egg quality in certain studies).

To make your smoothie you will need:

4oz watermelon chopped (seeds removed)

4oz of strawberries (these can be frozen)

Juice of half a lime

Place all the above ingredients into a blender and whizz together. Enjoy!

 

 

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