Asparagus for Fertility Benefits: Healthy Pregnancy Recipes
One of the main reasons for infertility is usually irregular ovulation.
However, a proper diet rich in essential nutrients for healthy pregnancy can not only regularize ovulation, but also protect the DNA of the egg in order to conceive faster. And one such ingredient is Asparagus, a vegetable.
If you are having a problem in getting pregnant then eating asparagus will be very beneficial, since it can help you become more fertile.
How Asparagus Assists in Fertility?
Asparagus is nutrient packed vegetable. And here are some of the reasons why Asparagus is recommended for infertility problem.
Rich in folic acid: Remember that folic acid is important in pregnancy and Asparagus is rich in folic acid compared to other vegetables. It is a nutrient that helps women who want to regulate their ovulation process, as well as help fetus to develop well and avoid malformations and other problems. This healthy vegetable can be used in the diet of women facing problem in fertility.
Rich in Fiber: They are a great source of fiber, responsible for helping the digestive system to function properly and also helps to combat constipation, very typical during the months of pregnancy. It contains probiotic fibre, the presence of which promotes the development of beneficial bacteria in your intestine.
Rich in Vitamin Sources: Both green and white have similar properties. They are an important source of vitamins A, C, E and K and provide folic acid, chromium, but above all they stand out as an important source of fiber and their antioxidant power. Its vitamin B content helps to eliminate toxins. It strengthens the immune system by providing the body with vitamin A and vitamin E, as well as selenium, zinc, iron and beta (β–carotene).
Purifying Power: Low in calories, they are known for their high purifying power, as they contain glutathione: a powerful detoxifier that helps eliminate harmful substances from the body.
Calcium Rich: They also provide calcium, a very beneficial element for the development of the baby’s teeth and bones and for keeping those of the mother in good condition.
Diuretic: Asparagus has diuretic properties, which helps to improve one of the most common discomforts of pregnancy: fluid retention.
Diet plays a key role in the conception and in the development of the future newborn. Especially the contribution of some essential nutrients for health such as fish or dairy products. Good nutrition in the months prior to pregnancy, which guarantees adequate deposits of certain nutrients, will condition the health of the pregnant woman, but also the health of the child.
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How to use asparagus in recipes?
Asparagus is a perfect accompaniment for all kinds of dishes, since you can eat it with meat, fish, salad, etc.. You can find it raw or canned and prepare it to our taste without any problem.
Its most common form is green asparagus although there are also white ones, which belong to the liliaceous plant family and are highly recommended for their nutritional benefits.
Here is one such quick and tasty recipe using green asparagus
Asparagus can be used in many recipes:
Step 1: Wash and peel the tomatoes. Chop them finely and use the potato masher to grind them further until you get an even paste. If you don’t have a potato masher, you can use a blender or mash them with a fork.
Step 2: Spread the bread with a thin layer of cheese. You can use regular or herbal cheese spreads or any other flavor you like. You can also toast the bread beforehand if you prefer.
Step 3: Place a slice of ham, two asparagus and two slices of brie on each toast. Season to taste and add a little oregano. Bake at 190º for approximately 10 minutes to melt the cheese. If you toast the bread beforehand, it is not necessary to put it in the oven. You can choose whether to take this toast cold or hot.
Note: You can replace green asparagus with white asparagus. In any case, both of these help to increase fertility.
With Egg: Another tip is to accompany your asparagus with eggs, since studies have shown that they are very good for women who have fertility problems, because they are rich in vitamin D, which is essential if you want to get pregnant.
So incorporating Asparagus in your diet will stimulate ovulation and increase your chances to fulfill your dream of being a mother.
Remember that, a healthy and balanced diet (rich in vegetables, fruits, cereals, dairy products and legumes), along with other good habits such as exercising, not smoking or drinking alcohol, or avoiding stress, will be key to promoting pregnancy.
Author: Nilam Mehta
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