When health declines, fertility drops with it. Egg life, and quality lowers, so health defects are more likely. Plus, the body becomes less able to support the processes that lead to conception. Eat healthy to keep your body functioning highly in all aspects, including fertility.
Eating healthy can be difficult, especially when you are unsure of your body needs. By looking up how to maintain healthy eating, you are one step closer to actually eating healthy. These are some basic ideas about choosing foods:
- Fruits and Vegetables
We need at least 6 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Various colors will provide different antioxidants that are not monitored on Nutrition Fact labels. Try to eat many different colors to obtain a wide range of antioxidants that will help you breathe better, stay hydrated, and heal.
- Whole Grains
Fiber is the main nutrient being obtained from whole grains. It helps cleanse the digestive track while also providing strength by encouraging rebuilding of the digestive walls. Cereals, and enriched white breads will provide the most nutrients.
- Vitamins and Minerals
More important than the number of servings of any food is the amount of vitamins and minerals those foods contain. Calories should be paired with proper nutrients to provide maximum health benefits. Try to get as close to 100% intakes of each vitamin, and mineral within every 24-hours.
- Low Fat Proteins
Fats come in liquid, and solid forms. Liquid fats are needed in hormone production, so not all fats are bad, but most fats that come from meats, are solid, so they will block blood vessels, clog digestive tracts, and congest the liver. Blocked blood vessels can lead to high blood pressure, and heart attacks. When choosing meats, eat more poultry, like turkey. When possible reside to consuming non-meat proteins, like nuts, grains, legumes, and beans.
To monitor nutrient amounts, read Nutrition Fact labels that are printed are on the backs, and sides, of most foods. In the case of meats, look at coloring, and evaluate the amount of fats visible from the outside through the clear wrapping. Once you have figured out what foods you enjoy, try to include additional variety to see maximum benefits. Change your lifestyle to maintain healthy eating over a longer time, and you will begin to feel better, look better, and last longer through life.