Tending the Garden for Improved Fertility and Bonus Recipe
As we discussed in our previous blog post about Fertility, "tending the garden" to create the optimal environment for a healthy pregnancy is the key to improved fertility. Here are some dietary tips along with an easy recipe to start your day off right with good protein and leafy greens.
- When pregnant, it’s generally okay to eat what you crave in moderation.
- Ginger, peppermint or lemon tea can help with nausea and vomiting.
- Avoid drinking or eating cold foods straight from the fridge and freezer as cold can make lack of circulation around the abdomen and uterus.
- Increase the quality of your blood with Chinese red dates, beef soup or beef, eggs, beets and goji berries.
- Dark leafy greens are a great source of folic acid which is essential to prevent birth defects of the spine and nervous system.
EASY BREAKFAST SAUTE
Thanks to Renee at Natural Fertility and Wellness - www.naturalfertilityandwellness.com.
- 2-3 TB friendly fat to cook in (butter, coconut oil, tallow, lard, etc)
- ¼ small onion, chopped
- 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ tsp red pepper flakes (more if you like more heat!)
- 1 large handful fresh spinach
- 1-2 pastured eggs whisk with a splash or 2 of whole milk or coconut milk (you can leave the milk out if you want too!)
- Sea salt/pepper to taste
- Sauté the onion in the friendly fat for about 5-10 minutes with a pinch of sea salt to bring out their juices and sweeten them.
- Add the garlic and cook for a minute.
- Add the red pepper flakes and spinach to wilt in (should only take a minute or two!)
- Add the whisked egg and stir to combine. Keep moving the eggs around until they are done.
- Sea salt and pepper to taste. Add a sprinkle of raw cheese if you want!
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