Signs of life are budding all around us as we enter the heart of springtime. The season of spring represents fertility, renewal, rebirth, and the shedding of old patterns to make way for the new. Fruits and vegetables are plentiful and fresh, which is great news for couples trying to have a baby.
That's because a well-balanced diet with fruits, vegetables, nuts and whole grains can help improve fertility. One study suggests orange and yellow produce, particularly carrots, can increase the quantity and quality of sperm.
Another study found men who ate about 2/3 cup of walnuts each day for three months had better sperm quality and movement. Cutting down on saturated fat may help improve male fertility, too.
Sticking with a whole-body approach that includes eating a healthy diet, losing those extra pounds, drinking less alcohol and coffee and getting enough sleep is the best way to keep those sperm healthy and moving!
Here are three easy-to-make, fertility-boosting recipes that include lots of fresh vegetables: