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What diet to follow in IVF treatment

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Diet is essential for couples commencing the IVF journey and diet before IVF is as important as it is during the treatment. All of your biological processes are based on the nutritious diet you take. The diet impacts hormone production, semen production, egg count, egg quality, uterine lining quality, and a plethora of other fertility-related processes. As a result, it’s reasonable to be aware of certain foods to eat for IVF success.

Full day plan: Food to eat during IVF treatment:- Morning Routine

Oatmeal and avocado are nutritious, stomach-friendly, and on-the-go breakfast that brings all whole-grain properties on one plate. Eat oatmeal with some fresh fruits and top it with low-fat.

Avocado is a good monounsaturated fat filled with vitamin C, D, and K and is rich in zinc, magnesium, folate, and riboflavin. Mix avocado with any protein-rich salad or as a topping on toasted bread.

Midday meal

Smoothies will get you through your mid-morning blues faster than any caffeinated or fizzy drinks. For a wholesome, healthy smoothie, blend low-fat milk with antioxidant-rich berries, green vegetables like kale or spinach, and dry fruits (almonds). Smoothies like these may assist in improving the chances of IVF.

Afternoon lunch

Lunch should primarily consist of nutritious grains, fresh vegetables, beans, lentils, and other protein-rich ingredients. Try incorporating green leaf lettuce, kale, spinach, sunflower seeds, or grilled chicken or tofu. This will make it a healthy way to receive all the best nutrients for IVF in one meal. 

Evening Snack

A bowl of fresh and nutritious fruits like strawberries, grapes, kiwi, apple, avocado and pineapple are a refreshing evening snack to relieve all day’s stress. For an added boost, add a spoonful of sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, and chia seeds.

Dinner Time

Dinner is the perfect time for a portion of comforting and delicious food. Add sautéed and grilled green veggies to a bowl of brown rice, layer with your favourite protein, and top with a nutritious sauce of your choosing.

Concluding note

These are just a few recommendations to get you started on a diet that can give you an edge with IVF. Surely eating plays a vital role in maintaining good health, but your lifestyle also impacts the outcome of your IVF treatment. In the end, it is equally important to emphasize that drinking enough water and being hydrated at all times is very beneficial.

FAQs

Is it okay to skip a morning meal during IVF treatment?

It is essential to have a good breakfast as it positively impacts women struggling with infertility. An extensive breakfast increases fertility amongst women who suffer from irregular periods.

What foods help in implantation?

Foods that are rich in nutrients like zinc (nuts & seeds), omega 3 (avocado, fish, and olive oil), and green veggies help balance estrogen and are rich in fibre content.

How do I prepare my body for IVF?

It is recommended that you prepare your body by eating a healthy and well-balanced diet, taking prenatal vitamins, maintaining a healthy weight, discontinuing smoking, and consuming alcohol and other drugs.

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