- Turkey: lean turkey meat is a great source of protein and iron. Some protein is needed in your diet to help your body manufacture high quality eggs. Iron deficiency has been associated with ovulation problems and meat sources like turkey are the easiest for your body to absorb.
- Sweet potatoes: Sweet potatoes are high in vitamin C, B, and vitamin B6. These antioxidants protect against cell damage. They have a positive affect on blood sugar and they are high in fiber which helps to eliminate toxins. Read more about sweet potatoes here.
- Leafy Green Salad or Cooked Greens -
Collard greens are also a nutritional powerhouse. They are high in fiber and essential nutrients all of which are good for fertility and hormone regulation.
Learn more about making a fertility salad here and cooking greens here:
Nuts may not be part of the main course, but frequently nuts are part of the appetizer portion of the meal. If you can, eat non-roasted nuts as these have the natural beneficial oils perserved. Almonds and walnuts are a great source of the good fats which help with hormone regulation and walnuts are helpful for women with PCOS
- Pumpkin Pie:
Okay, I know it's probably going to have some fat and sugar, but pumkins are a fertility power house. Pumpkins are a great source of B vitamins and folate which can help prevent birth defects. Pumpkins are also a source of calcium and iron. If you can preserve and eat the pumpkin seeds, even better!
- Pumpkin seeds: These are great for mens fertility as they are high in zinc and essential fatty acids
Have a wonderful, healthy and safe holiday!