It’s also important to recognize that all fats are not created equally. Avoiding unhealthy fats was shown to protect fertility in the Harvard Medical Nurses Study that concluded the equivalent amount of trans fats “in two tablespoons of stick margarine, one medium order of fast-food French fries, or one doughnut” could negatively impacts one’s reproductive function. Once you become pregnant, healthy fats are essential to your baby’s development in utero. To get healthy fats in your diet each day include the following:
Organic, unreﬁned oils for cooking: extra virgin olive oil, sesame oil and high oleic sunﬂower oil.
Oils for drizzling:
Omega and GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid) oils have countless health beneﬁts. Drizzle the following oils on breakfast cereals and steamed vegetables: Usana-brand Optomega, ﬂax oil, evening primrose oil, borage oil, black currant oil, pumpkin seed oil and chia seed oil.
Omega 3 fatty acids: salmon, sardines, mackerel, ﬂax seeds, chia seed, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, and dark leafy greens.10
Monounsaturated fats: almonds, coconut, olives, walnuts, sunﬂower seeds and avocados.