Antioxidants to Boost Fertility
Striving for balance in this fast paced world can be a challenge to say the least. On a daily basis, we process more information than our ancestors did in an entire lifetime. Stress, pollution, chemical exposure and over-medication all cause free radicals to form in our bodies, which deplete our cells of essential nutrients necessary to keep us healthy and free of chronic degenerative disease including infertility. It’s a simple equation: the more free radicals your body produces, the more antioxidants you need.
Ideally we want to slow down the pace of our lifestyles and create as much balance as possible. The first step to achieving balance is to take time each day to relax and unwind. Daily exercise is another great way to detoxify your body and mitigate the effects of free radicals. Most importantly, get your antioxidants through a quality prenatal and food sources including vitamin A or beta-carotene (carrots, butternut, sweet potato, broccoli, spinach and apricots); vitamin E (olive oil, almonds and avocado);vitamin C (citrus fruit, berries, cabbage, spinach and sweet peppers); zinc (wheat germ, lean meat, pumpkin seeds and seafood) and selenium (brazil nuts, wheat germ, molasses, sunflower seeds and eggs).