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    6 Best Nigerian Diet Changes To Indulge In When Trying To Get Pregnant

    Indulging in certain food diets while avoiding others is one of the first things doctors tell you when you are trying to get pregnant.

    There is a link between diet and fertility. Therefore, be careful about the type of food you consume when you are trying to get pregnant. You can also meet your doctor to help you decide on what diet you should take in and the ones to avoid.

    Check out these healthy Nigerian diet changes to indulge in when trying to conceive.

    One to two drinks of alcohol or several cups of coffee or tea a day have some adverse effects on ovulation. Hence, keep coffee, tea, and sugar consumption at a minimum.

    Avoid trans fats and eat more unsaturated fats. Trans fats can be found in most baked goods, processed foods and fried foods. These foods decrease the body’s reaction to insulin, causing irregular ovulation. Replace those foods with full, unsaturated fat such as mudfish, catfish, wild salmon, snails, red palm oil, olive oil etc, that are rich in fatty acids.

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    Eat foods rich in complex carbohydrates instead of highly processed ones.

    The body digests bad carbohydrates such as cookies, cakes, white bread and white rice quickly, and turns them into blood sugar, hence spiking blood-sugar and increasing insulin release. This type of diet takes more time to digest, hence keeping blood sugar and insulin levels stable. Eat foods such as whole wheat bread, brown rice, whole wheat pasta etc.

    Replace animal proteins with plant proteins such as beans, lentils, bean curd (tofu) and nuts.

    Multivitamins that contain folic acids and zinc help boost fertility. Also eat foods rich in vitamins such as fruits, leafy greens and vegetables, such as locust beans, guava, pumpkin seeds, tomatoes, yam, etc.

    Drinking whole milk and its products keep you safe against ovulatory infertility. Avoid non-fat and low fat dairy and consume one or two servings a day of whole milk or other full-fat dairy foods, such as yoghurt, ice cream, etc.

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