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The Natural Fertility Diet: How to Eat for Optimal Fertility

The Natural Fertility Diet: How to Eat for Optimal Fertility

Article Overview

Eating a fertility diet in preparation for pregnancy and to boost fertility is one of the most powerful health changes you can make. Numerous studies have shown that specific changes to the diet can improve fertility, prevent recurrent miscarriage, and support a healthy pregnancy.

Although we generally recommend beginning your journey to a healthy pregnancy with a fertility cleanse to remove excess toxins from a poor diet, nutrition plays a vital role when it comes to having a healthy body and reproductive system. The building blocks for hormones are found in the foods we eat. Antioxidants, which help to protect the egg and sperm from free radicals, are found in the foods that we eat. Just as nutrients in food can be helpful for fertility, there are some foods and chemicals added to foods that can be harmful for your health and fertility.

In working with our natural fertility clients, the first topic of discussion, regardless of the reason they are consulting with us, is “what is your diet like?”. Many of their responses are… “healthy” and then they go on to share their version of that. More often than not, it is not a diet that is healthy for fertility.

Regardless of what your definition of healthy is, today I am going to share with you what the definition of healthy is for fertility, and what that looks like in real life. A diet for fertility will look different even compared to a normal healthy whole food diet. This may very well be different compared to how you are eating now and include foods that are new to you or even exotic sounding, like maca root. Don’t worry. We have tools to help you get started and recipes to make this easy and fun!

What is a Fertility Diet?

So, what exactly is a fertility diet? A Natural Fertility Diet is a way of eating that is supporting your body in its reproductive efforts. It includes foods which are dense in specific nutrients needed for hormonal function, production and balance, fetal development, egg health, sperm health, blood health, and much more. It is a diet that is designed to help your body to balance fertility issues that may exist, build up nutrient stores and provide all of the building blocks for a healthy child. It is also a diet that is focused on giving you and your future child the best start in life.

Why Eat A Natural Fertility Diet?

  • Did you know that there are specific nutrients that are needed by the young fetus before you can even detect pregnancy and that a deficiency in these nutrients could cause serious birth defects?
  • Did you know that the foods you eat today impact the health of your eggs and sperm 90 days from now?
  • Did you know that hormones build themselves from the ingredients you provide through your diet?
  • Did you know that the number one treatment for balancing PCOS and getting pregnant despite PCOS is diet?
  • Did you know that what you don’t eat is just as important as what you do eat?
  • Did you know that the number one cause of infertility is anovulation (lack of ovulation) and that it can often be remedied by changes in the diet?

Eating a Natural Fertility Diet is something everyone can do regardless of location, fertility issue, age, time, and money. We all eat, so why not eat in a way that supports your fertility?

The Science Behind the Natural Fertility Diet

The Natural Fertility Diet suggestions are an accumulation of scientific research, nutritional data, and dietary practices of the most fertile tribes and peoples in history, as well as dietary practices which are known to reduce complications during pregnancy.

Harvard Research
Harvard performed a recent study that showed an 80% decrease in infertility with lifestyle changes made by switching to a fertility diet. Women who followed a combination of five or more lifestyle factors, including changing specific aspects of their diets, experienced more than 80 percent less relative risk of infertility due to ovulatory disorders compared to women who engaged in none of the factors, according to a paper published in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

The women with the highest fertility diet scores ate less trans fats and sugar from carbohydrates, consumed more protein from vegetables than from animals, ate more fiber and iron, took more multivitamins (Fertility and Sterility March 2008), had a lower body mass index (BMI), exercised for longer periods of time each day, and, surprisingly, consumed more high-fat dairy products and less low-fat dairy products. The relationship between a higher “fertility diet” score and lesser risk for infertility was similar for different subgroups of women, regardless of age and whether or not they had been pregnant in the past.

Dr. Weston Price and Dr. Brewer
The Natural Fertility Diet has also incorporated the research of Dr. Weston Price and Dr. Brewer. Dr. Weston Price’s recommendations are based on traditional diets that were followed in times when humans were most fertile, before industrial foods.

Dr. Brewer’s Diet has been shown to reduce the risks of pregnancy complications, specifically preeclampsia. It promotes a diet that has an abundance of protein, minerals, calcium, and healthy oils.

Natural Nutritional Practices for Healing
Fertility DietNature has created foods to help nourish and feed the body. When the body is optimally nourished and unhealthy foods are avoided, the body is then able to repair and rebuild itself. This is very helpful for fertility, especially if there is an underlying imbalance or fertility issue. The cells in the body are constantly dying off and new cells are being created to replace the old cells. This is occurring in every organ, muscle, tissue, etc., of the body constantly. The building blocks of these new cells are provided from the foods that you are consuming. The Natural Fertility Diet is also designed to help support a healthy body, which in turn can heal itself and create healthier cells.

The Benefits of Eating a Natural Fertility Diet

  • Provides antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals which help to protect egg and sperm health from the damage caused by free-radicals.
  • Helps the body maintain hormonal balance by providing the fats needed for hormone production and function.
  • Provides the body with an abundance of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other nutrients needed for optimal health.
  • May decrease the chances of a miscarriage due to insulin resistance and damage from free-radicals to the ova (eggs), sperm, and DNA.
  • Helps to build important nutrient stores for pregnancy.
  • Supports a healthy reproductive system.
  • Promotes energy and vitality.

The Natural Fertility Diet Nutrition Guidelines

Eat a lot of organic vegetables and fruits
Organic foods are good for fertilityConventional produce contains harmful herbicides and pesticides which have been shown to negatively affect both male and female fertility. Studies have also shown organic vegetables and fruits to have more nutritional value.

The British Journal of Nutrition published a extensive meta-analysis in 2014 of more than 300 studies adding evidence that “organic crops — ranging from carrots and broccoli to apples and blueberries — have substantially higher concentrations of a range of antioxidants and other potentially beneficial compounds [anthocyanins and flavonols]…” and tendency to have lower pesticide residue.

Eat organic, grass-fed, whole fat, raw dairy
Organic, grass-fed, whole fat, raw dairy is the best choice of dairy sources. Take note that dairy foods such as milk and cheese may be congesting to the body. In cases of congesting fertility issues such as PCOS and endometriosis, dairy foods may aggravate the imbalance. Observe how your body does with it. Dairy that is not organic should be avoided as it contains added hormones and antibiotics which can contribute to increased estrogen levels in the body. There are many healthy alternatives to dairy such as fresh almond or hemp milk.

Try to eat mostly cold-water fish
Fish supplies important essential fatty acids (omega 3) to our diet. These fatty acids aid in the production of hormones, reduce inflammation, and help regulate the menstrual cycle. Fish is also a great source of protein and vitamin A. Avoid large deep-water fish such as ahi tuna, swordfish, and Chilean sea bass due to their potential concentrations of mercury, and focus on cold water fish such as wild Alaskan salmon, cod, and Alaskan halibut. Also, when choosing salmon, avoid north Atlantic-farmed salmon and choose wild salmon instead. Farmed salmon contains antibiotics and toxic food dyes.

Choose meat that is Grass Fed and Organic
Conventionally raised cattle contain high levels of added hormones and antibiotics which can contribute to estrogen dominant conditions. Grass Fed meats, on the other hand, are a great source of essential fatty acids, are low in saturated fat, and are a great source of protein. If you are experiencing endometriosis you may want to reduce the amount of red meat that you eat, as a study, published in the August 2004 issue of Human Reproduction has shown a connection between high red meat consumption and endometriosis.

Choose only free range/Organic chicken
Conventionally raised chickens are kept in unclean, cramped housing conditions and are fed non-organic and often, genetically-modified feed. When shopping for chicken, look for the words “cage free”, “free range”, or “organic” on the label. Ideally purchasing your chicken from a local farm with free-range practices is best.

Eat only grains in their whole, natural form
Whole grains are filled with fiber, important vitamins, and immune-supporting properties. Fiber is important for helping the body to get rid of excess hormones and helps to keep the blood sugar balanced. Avoid processed and refined white foods and grains such as white bread, semolina pastas, and white rice. Instead, choose whole wheat or sprouted bread, rice or whole wheat pasta, quinoa, and brown rice.

Eat high fiber foods with each meal
Fiber helps to regulate blood sugar levels which helps to reduce fertility issues such as PCOS, decreases immunological issues, and promotes healthy hormonal balance. Some examples of high fiber foods are fruits, vegetables, dark leafy greens, and beans.

No soy in any form unless fermented such as miso and tempeh
Soy foods have been shown to contain estrogen-mimicking properties. It is best to avoid processed soy foods such as soy milk, soy burgers, soy protein powder, soy chips, soy meats, and soy cheeses to avoid a negative impact on your hormonal balance. If you have hypothyroidism, avoid soy completely.

Avoid refined sugars or fruit juices (unless freshly juiced)
Pasteurized juices such as bottled apple juice, orange juice, and other bottled fruit juices contain concentrated sugar, which can throw off your blood sugar levels and negatively affect your immune system. Also avoid any processed/refined and artificial sugars. Some great alternatives are stevia, honey, and maple syrup.

Drink lots of clean water
Be sure to drink at least half your body weight in ounces of clean, purified or filtered water daily. It is best to avoid bottled water as some of the plastics in the bottle can contribute to hormonal imbalance due to their estrogen mimicking chemicals. The best waters to choose from are reverse osmosis and distilled. Avoid tap water, as tap water has been found to be laced with harmful pesticides from agricultural runoff.

The “EWG [Environmental Working Group] collected data from state agencies and the EPA for drinking water tests conducted from 2010 to 2015 by 48,712 water utilities in 50 states. All told, the utilities, which had the opportunity to review the data for accuracy, tested for 500 different contaminants and found 267… 38 that may cause fertility problems and 45 linked to hormonal disruption” among a longer list of health problems.

Click here to learn about Fertility Cleansing, to help assist the body in cleansing toxins from previously consumed, unhealthy foods and beverages.

Important Nutrients for Fertility

While all nutrients are important for health, there are some that have been specifically shown to have a direct impact on fertility. Below is a list of these nutrients and the foods you can find them in…


Antioxidants, Vitamins & Minerals for Fertility

Vitamin D: Vitamin D is needed to help the body create sex hormones which in turn affects ovulation and hormonal balance. Yale University School of Medicine conducted a study of 67 infertile women, where it was discovered that a mere 7% had normal Vitamin D levels.

Food sources: Eggs, fatty fish, dairy, and cod liver oil. You can also get vitamin D from sitting out in the sun for 15 to 20 minutes per day, but absorption is impacted by the darkness of your skin.

Vitamin E: Vitamin E is known to improve sperm health and motility in men. One Tunisian study published in the journal Archives of andrology found that sperm motility, percent of live sperm, and percent of normal spermatozoa all increased with the supplementation of vitamin E and selenium. Studies have also shown a diet deficient in Vitamin E to be a cause of infertility in rats. The meaning of the name for vitamin E ‘Tocopherol’ literally means to bear young. Vitamin E is also an important antioxidant to help protect sperm and egg DNA integrity.

Food sources: Sunflower seeds, almonds, olives, spinach, papaya, dark leafy greens.

CoQ10: Necessary for every cell in the body for energy production. The journal Fertility and Sterility has published numerous studies showing CoQ10 to increase ova (egg) and sperm health. It is necessary for sperm motility in semen. It is also an important antioxidant that helps to protect cells from free radical damage, protecting DNA.

Food sources: Found in seafood and organ meats, though it is very difficult to obtain through the diet. CoQ10 Ubiquinol supplementation is the best way to obtain CoQ10. Amounts in the body decline with age.

Vitamin C: Vitamin C improves hormone levels and increases fertility in women with luteal phase defect, according to a study published in Fertility and Sterility. As for men, vitamin C has been shown to improve sperm quality and protect sperm from DNA damage; helping to reduce the chance of miscarriage and chromosomal problems. Vitamin C also appears to keep sperm from clumping together, making them more motile.

Food sources: Abundant in plants and fruits, including red peppers, broccoli, cranberries, cabbage, potatoes, tomatoes, and citrus fruit.

Lipoic Acid: Lipoic acid is a very important antioxidant because it not only helps to protect the female reproductive organs, it has also been shown to improve sperm quality and motility suggests a 2015 study in Fertility and Sterility. Forty four men with low sperm motility participated in the study, and took either 600mg of Alpha-lipoic Acid (ALA) or a placebo for 12 weeks. Sperm assessments were done prior to the study staring and again after 12 weeks of supplement use showing that those who took 600mg of ALA had better sperm count and motility than those in the placebo group. A key benefit is that lipoic acid also helps the body to continually re-use the antioxidants in the body.

Food sources: In small amounts, found in potatoes, spinach and red meat.

B6: Vitamin B6 may be used as a hormone regulator. It also helps to regulate blood sugars, alleviates PMS, and may be useful in relieving symptoms of morning sickness. B6 has also been shown to help with Luteal Phase Defect.

Food sources: Tuna, banana, turkey, liver, salmon, cod, spinach, bell peppers, and turnip greens, collard greens, garlic, cauliflower, mustard greens, celery, cabbage, asparagus, broccoli, kale, Brussels sprouts, chard.

B12: Vitamin B12 has been shown to improve sperm quality and production. It also may help to boost the endometrial lining in egg fertilization, decreasing the chances of miscarriage. Some studies have found that a deficiency of B12 may increase the chances of irregular ovulation and, in severe cases, stop ovulation altogether and interfere with implantation of an embryo.

Food sources: Clams, oysters, mussels, liver, caviar (fish eggs), fish, crab, lobster, beef, lamb, cheese, eggs.

Folic Acid/Folate: Perhaps one of the best-known vitamins necessary for pregnancy is folic acid, the common supplement form of naturally occurring folate, which is found in many foods. This vitamin helps prevent neural tube defects as well as congenital heart defects, cleft lips, limb defects, and urinary tract anomalies in developing fetuses. Deficiency in folic acid may increase the risk of preterm labor, fetal growth retardation, and low birth weight. Deficiency may also increase the homocysteine level in the blood, which can lead to spontaneous abortion and pregnancy complications, such as placental abruption and preeclampsia.

Food sources of folate: liver, lentils, pinto beans, garbanzo beans, asparagus, spinach, black beans, navy beans, kidney beans, collard greens.

Iron: “Women who do not get sufficient amounts of iron may suffer anovulation (lack of ovulation) and possibly poor egg health, which can inhibit pregnancy at a rate 60% higher than those with sufficient iron stores in their blood,” share researchers from India in their 2014 report in the International Journal of Current Research and Academic Review.

Food sources: Lentils, spinach, sesame seeds, kidney beans, pumpkin seeds (raw), venison, garbanzo beans, navy beans, molasses, beef.

Selenium: Selenium is an antioxidant that helps to protect the eggs and sperm from free radicals. Free radicals can cause chromosomal damage, which is known to be a cause of miscarriages and birth defects. Selenium is also necessary for the creation of sperm. In studies, men with low sperm counts have also been found to have low levels of selenium.

Food sources: Liver, snapper, cod, halibut, tuna, salmon, sardines, shrimp, crimini mushrooms, turkey, Brazil nuts (just one nut contains nearly 100% of the RDA for selenium).

Zinc: In women, zinc works with more than 300 different enzymes in the body to keep things working well. Without it, your cells can not divide properly, your estrogen and progesterone levels can get out of balance, and your reproductive system may not be fully functioning. Low levels of zinc have been directly linked to miscarriage in the early stages of a pregnancy, according to The Centers for Disease Control’s Assisted Reproductive Technology Report.

In men, zinc is considered one of the most important trace minerals to date for male fertility; increasing zinc levels in infertile men has been shown to boost sperm levels, improve the form, function and quality of male sperm, and decrease male infertility.

Food sources: Calf liver, oysters, beef, lamb, venison, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, yogurt, turkey, green peas, shrimp. Zinc can be damaged by cooking so it is important to eat some foods high in zinc in their raw forms.

Essential Fatty Acids: Omega-3 acids have been shown to help fertility by helping to regulate hormones in the body, increase cervical mucous, promote ovulation and overall improve the quality of the uterus by increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs.

Omega-3 fats also contain two acids that are crucial to good health: DHA and EPA. These two acids have been shown to help many forms of disease. Low levels of DHA have been linked to depression and other mental health issues. During pregnancy, a lack of DHA may be associated with premature birth, low birth weight and hyperactivity in children.

Food sources: Flax seeds, walnuts, salmon, sardines, halibut, shrimp, snapper, scallops, chia seeds.


In addition to the micro-nutrients, macro-nutrients are important as well. Getting enough protein, fiber, fat, carbohydrates, etc. is also very important. This is a time for nourishing and providing building blocks for your body in preparation for conception. The foods that should be focused on in a Natural Fertility Diet are nutrient-dense foods which help to provide the following:

A wide variety of fats are very important for fertility and the development of the fetus. Not only are essential fatty acids important, but saturated fats and cholesterol are important as well. Cholesterol is a precursor to all hormones produced in the body, including progesterone. Just make sure it is from the right foods like coconut oil, grass-fed meats, fish, nuts, and seeds and avoid hydrogenated oils and vegetable oils cooked at high heat.

Eating healthy amounts of protein from a wide variety of sources is an important part of a healthy fertility diet as amino acids are the building blocks for cells in the body. Make sure to include both animal sources and vegetable sources of protein daily.

Fiber helps assist the body in getting rid of excess estrogen and xenohormones in the system and keeps your digestive tract functioning properly.

Important Foods Specifically for Fertility

Take a look at the foods mentioned below and you will begin to notice that all of these foods are nutrient dense, meaning they pack a lot of nutrition per serving. They are also the foods most abundant in the nutrients mentioned in the Fertility Nutrients section of this guide.

Eggs – Vitamin D, B12, Protein
Make sure to find eggs which are farm fresh and have deep orange/yellow yolks. They are worth the extra cost as they provide much more nutrients and are cleaner than the general factory-farmed egg. Some of the best places to find quality eggs are at the farmer’s market, neighbors or the health food store.

Nuts and Seeds – Omega 3, Zinc, Vitamin E, Protein
Eat nuts and seeds in their raw form as essential fatty acids and zinc are sensitive to heat and can be destroyed if cooked. I have listed amounts of nuts and seeds and their nutritional density so you can see how packed they are with nutrients.

    The best seeds and nuts for omega 3 are:
    Walnuts – 1/4 cup = 2,270mg
    Flax seeds – 2 Tbs = 3,510mg
    Hemp seeds – 3Tbs = 3,000mg
    Chia seeds – 1Tbs = 2,300mg

    The best seeds and nuts for zinc are:
    Pumpkin – 1/4 cup = 2.7mg
    Sesame – 1/4 cup =2.8mg

    The best seeds and nuts for vitamin E are:
    Sunflower Seeds – 1/4 cup = 18.10mg
    Almonds – 1/4 cup = 8.97mg

    The best seeds and nuts for iron are:
    Pumpkin seeds – 1/4 cup = 5.16mg
    Sesame seeds – 1/4 cup = 5.24mg

Grass-fed meats – Omega 3, Iron, B12, Protein

Grass-fed meats come from animals which have grazed in grass pasture and eaten fresh grass for most of their life. This meat has less fat and has a little bit stronger taste than corn-fed meats, but it provides a lot more nutrients because the animals have eaten their natural diet. Grass-fed meats are high in omega 3, and have been raised without antibiotics and hormones. Regular grocery store, factory-raised meats are higher in omega 6 (we already get too much of this) and have been raised on GMO corn which fattens them up, but is not their natural diet (GMO foods have been linked to infertility). They are also fed hormones and antibiotics regularly which can impact your hormonal balance and immune system.

Dark leafy Vegetables – Iron, Folic acid, B6, Vitamin E
Dark leafy vegetables like those found in FertiliGreens are packed with minerals, antioxidants and vitamins essential to healthy fertility. Examples of dark leafy green vegetables are spinach, Swiss chard, kale, and collards.

Fruit – Vitamin C, Flavonoids, Variety of antioxidants
Fruits are the foods highest in antioxidants per serving. Some of the fruits highest in antioxidants are prunes, pomegranates, raisins, blueberries and strawberries. Remember that antioxidants are heat sensitive so, to get their benefit, eat your fruit fresh, ripe, and raw.

Colorful veggies – B6, Vitamin C
The color of a vegetable will tell you what nutrients and benefits it will provide for your body. For instance, vegetables that are red or green in color are high in vitamin C. Vegetables that are orange have high vitamin A. White vegetables tend to have sulfur, etc. The easiest way to get a ton of nutrients is to eat a wide variety of vegetables. Make sure you are eating a variety of colors daily. The easiest way to do this is to eat either a salad, stir-fry, or fresh vegetable juice daily.

Fish and Shell Fish – Vitamin D, Omega 3, Zinc, Selenium, B12, CoQ10
Fish and shell fish (mussels, clams, etc.) are some of the most nutrient-dense foods we can eat. Fish provides an abundance of essential fatty acids, vitamin D, zinc, B12, selenium and CoQ10. The catch is that most of these nutrients are heat-sensitive so remember this while you are preparing these foods. If you are concerned about the water source of your fish, eat fish from cold waters or you can include a purified cod liver oil supplement into your diet. Try to avoid farmed fish as they will not have the high amounts of omega 3 and have been fed antibiotics.

Liver – Vitamin D, Zinc, Selenium, Iron, Folic Acid, B12, CoQ10
Yes, I know. I can hear you saying… “liver!?” Yup. My memories of liver are of my great grandmother sautéing liver on the stove every time I arrived. She was constantly trying to fatten me up with liver and buttermilk… If I only had listened… Liver is one of the most prized and nutrient-dense foods available. Across the board, liver is very high in vitamin D, zinc, iron, folic acid, and B12. For instance, just 4oz. has over 200% of your daily Folic Acid needs. One way that you can make liver tasty is to make paté with chicken liver and have this with whole grain crackers 1-2x’s a week. Make sure to use liver from grass-fed/free-range animals only.

Lentils and other beans – Iron, Folic Acid
Before I began studying nutrition, I had no idea just how radically nutritious lentils and beans are. Lentils are the second highest source of iron of ALL foods and the second highest source of folic acid (just behind calf’s liver). Just 1 cup of cooked lentils provides 90% of your daily folic acid needs. And if you get sick of lentils, garbanzo and pinto beans follow close behind. Learn to get creative with your beans. You can use them to make soups or hummus, as a side dish, in stir-fry, and even in brownies.

Raw or cultured dairy – Vitamin D, B12, Zinc
Raw dairy is basically milk products which have not been pasteurized, so they still have their important enzymes and delicate nutrients intact. Also, raw dairy comes from cows that are grass/pasture fed and do not receive hormones or antibiotics. I don’t have enough space here to go into all the benefits of raw milk and how it is VERY safe to drink; just know that it is a very different food from the milk that is available from grocery stores, even organic milk. I realize that many states do not sell raw milk at the store. If you live in one of those states, you can get raw milk straight from the farmer or you can culture your organic, pasteurized milk you buy from the store to help improve its nutritional profile and digestibility. Milk can be a beneficial food for some on the fertility diet – like those who need an easy source of protein, are underweight and can tolerate milk (I cannot tolerate pasteurized milk BUT can drink raw milk with no problem whatsoever). There are some instances where milk should be avoided; instances where there is stagnation in the body like with endometriosis or if you have an allergy to it.

What about grains?
Grains is an area of the Natural Fertility Diet that we suggest you experiment with what works for you. There have been links to infertility in those who have gluten intolerance (celiac disease – you can get tested for this) as well as a possible link to immunological infertility and grains. In some people, grains will be a non-issue, but if you have made many changes yet have not seen results, this may be an area for you to look into. Grains and pseudo-grains that are gluten-free (amaranth, rice, quinoa, buckwheat, millet, etc.) are a great option and tend to be more nutrient-dense than the general grains we are used to eating.

Foods to Avoid

Sugar, soda & pasteurized juices
Pasteurized juices such as bottled apple juice, orange juice, and other bottled fruit juices contain concentrated sugar, which can throw off your blood sugar levels and negatively affect your immune system and hormonal balance. Also avoid any processed/refined and artificial sugars. Some great alternatives are stevia, honey, and maple syrup.

Caffeine can affect hormonal balance, interfere with or prevent ovulation, and increase chances of a miscarriage.

One influential 2008 study by the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research found that women who consumed more than 200 milligrams of caffeine – about two cups of coffee or five cans of soda – or more a day in pregnancy actually increased their risk of miscarriage (compared to women who did not consume caffeine during their pregnancy).

Soy Foods
Soy foods have been shown to contain estrogen-mimicking properties. It is best to avoid processed soy foods such as soy milk, soy burgers, soy protein powder, soy chips, soy meats, and soy cheeses to avoid a negative impact on your hormonal balance. Both men and women are affected by soy.

GMO Foods
non-gmo-projectGenetically Modified foods are becoming a real problem when it comes to fertility, causing an influx in worldwide infertility rates. Since the 1970s alone, sperm counts among the world’s male population have declined as much as 40-50%, according to some studies. GMO foods may be one of the reasons. Look for the non-GMO verified label (see right) on foods you purchase and choose organic foods when you can.

Fat-Free Foods
Foods which are altered to be reduced in fat or fat-free are highly processed and high in sugar. When choosing foods, always chose the foods as nature intended. Full fat dairy is one example that was shown in a study (Human Reproduction) to increase fertility over the fat-reduced options. Again, fat is what our bodies need to produce hormones.

How to Eat a Natural Fertility Diet

Below is a daily and weekly food checklist to help you get started. Don’t feel overwhelmed. If need be, make one change at a time or do The 21 Day Fertility Diet Challenge to help you get motivated.

1 Serving Dark Leafy Green Vegetable
1 Fresh Vegetable Juice (12+ oz) or 2 Servings of Vegetables (think colorful); A greens powder such as FertiliGreens may be substituted if fresh organic vegetables aren’t available in your area or if you don’t have time for juicing.
1 Serving EFA Rich Food
1-2 Eggs Daily
1 Serving of Nuts
1-3 Servings of Fruits
1 Serving of a Fertility Superfood
Use Coconut Oil or Butter (grass-fed cows) daily
Whole Grains

Lentils or Beans 2x a week
Grass-Fed Red Meat/organic chicken 3x a week
Liver or Caviar 1x a week

Example Menu
Waking: 1 quart water
Breakfast: Eggs + Oatmeal w/nuts
Snack: Smoothie w/banana, dates, protein powder, greens powder, maca & milk of choice
Lunch: Veggie & chicken stir-fry w/rice and sesame seeds on top
Snack: Green juice w/celery, spinach, apple, ginger, cucumber
Dinner: Grass-fed Beef Tacos w/lentils & broccoli (veggie version is w/refried lentils in taco)
Dessert: Up to you!

Tips and Tricks…

A tip for getting a ton of veggies and green leafy veggies into your diet is to juice. By juicing you are able to get an abundant amount of vegetables (more than you could eat) in an easy, fast, and tasty form. If you get in one large green juice per day, you are getting your servings of veggies easily taken care of.

Dark leafy greens

The two best ways to get more dark leafy greens into your diet, especially if you don’t like them or eat them yet, is to add them to your smoothies or juice. If you add some spinach or kale to your smoothie you will not even taste it. Another tip is to use butter or coconut oil when cooking dark leafy greens; it makes all the difference in the world. If you have hypothyroidism, make sure to only eat your greens steamed.

A favorite way to get servings of fruit in the day is to drink a fertility smoothie. You can toss in your favorite antioxidant-rich fruits with some other ingredients and fertility superfoods and you have easily taken care of your fruit, nuts/oils and some protein for the day.

Make a trail mix combining the most important fertility nuts and seeds. You can also add nuts to your smoothies, make nut milks and add nuts to your oatmeal and cookies.

Get creative and add farm fresh eggs to your smoothies, make custards, frittatas, fried rice, omelets, over easy, etc.

Find a recipe for pate that you love and enjoy it once a week. You can also sneak liver into pasta sauce and tacos.

Lentils and beans
Experiment with making hummus with various types of beans, especially lentils. You can also make a lentil sloppy joe or use re-fried lentils for tacos. I have also seen beans used in cake and brownie recipes.

Fertility Superfoods

Superfoods should be a part of every couple’s fertility diet to help bridge the gap for proper nutrition, nourish the egg and the sperm, and help to balance hormones. An easy way to get fertility superfoods into your diet daily is to drink fertility smoothies.

Here is a rundown of 5 Fertility Superfoods you should know about:

Maca is a wonderful superfood from Peru that helps to balance the hormones, increase egg health, increase sperm count and sperm health, while also being a tonic for the endocrine system. Maca also helps increase progesterone if the body is low in this important hormone. Maca comes in capsules, powder and tincture. It can be taken everyday.

Royal Jelly
Royal jelly is another fertility-specific superfood which may help increase egg health and general fertility. Royal jelly is the food that is fed to the queen bee that makes her the queen bee. She goes on to live 6 years and lays up to 2000 eggs per day. Most bees live less than two months.

Royal Jelly is rich in vitamins, A, B, C, D,and E. It also contains minerals including calcium and iron, all of the essential amino acids, plus antibacterial and immune stimulating properties. It comes in capsules or in a base of honey. It can be taken everyday.

Bee Propolis and Bee Pollen
Bee propolis and bee pollen are two additional fertility super foods from our friend the bee. These foods are rich in nutrients. Bee pollen contains 50% more protein than beef and is rich in every vitamin and mineral. Bee Propolis is a powerful immune system stimulant and inflammation aid. It also helps women who have endometriosis.
Bee propolis and Bee Pollen are available in capsules or in a base of honey. They can be taken everyday.

Spirulina, Wheat Grass, and Leafy Green Vegetables
FertiliGreens is a Superfood blend that contains a mixture of leafy greens, wheat grass, spirulina, barley grass, and nourishing herbs, which helps to supply the body with nutrients, minerals, vitamins, enzymes, and chlorophyll.

FertiliGreens makes it easy to get your greens every day. FertiliGreens is available in powder form and is the best tasting super green food available.

Easy Fertility Smoothie Recipe

1 banana
1 teaspoon Fertilica Maca powder
2 teaspoons FertiliGreens
2 scoops FertiliWhey protein powder
1 teaspoon Active Bee Power (contains royal jelly, propolis, & bee pollen
1 cup raw milk or juice

Blend and enjoy!

Fertility Diet Q&A

How long does it take for the fertility diet to have its effect?
There is a constant cycle of cells renewing themselves in the body. The fertility diet has an impact on the entire body including digestion, hormonal balance, egg health, menstrual health, and immune system balance. In order for true health and healing to occur it takes some time for the body to shift and make changes. You should feel really good right away after starting the fertility diet, but for true long-term effects the fertility diet needs to become a new part of your lifestyle and everyday life.

Can I still get pregnant if I am vegetarian or vegan?
Of course you can. But, if you are having fertility issues you may need to look at possible nutritional deficiencies of fat-soluble vitamins as well as B12, iron, and zinc, which are mostly found in animal product foods. Also, it would be best to not eat processed soy meat substitutes as soy is a controversial anti-fertility food. If you are a vegetarian on the fertility diet make sure to include as many of the items on the checklist, especially raw dairy, eggs, coconut oil and dark leafy greens.

Can I eat meat on the fertility diet?
Yes, you can. Please make sure that your meat sources are grass-fed, and free of hormones and antibiotics. There are valuable nutrients that are found in clean meats that are necessary for healthy fertility such as zinc, iron, fats, B12 and protein. If you are experiencing endometriosis, you may need to experiment with eating less red meat.

Is there a different fertility diet for men?
The way that men should eat in preparation for conception and to increase sperm count is not that different from women, but there are some nutrients that they need more than we do, so make sure to include those foods in their diet. Men also benefit from antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables, the hormone balancing properties of fiber, and dark leafy green vegetables.

I have PCOS and heard that diet has an impact. Is this fertility diet good for women who have PCOS also?
Diet can have a big impact on PCOS. It is one of the main natural therapies to help PCOS and its effect on fertility. To learn more about how to eat specifically for PCOS, read the PCOS Fertility Guide.

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    Hello, I would like to know how much of each vegetable/fruit I should use for 12oz vegetable juice? And also, if you recommend using a juicer/extractor or it can be done in a blender/nutribullet? Thank you very much!

    • Dear Sally,

      It will depend entirely on the fruit or vegetable and its liquid content, as well as the time of the year and whether they are really fresh or have been on a shelf for awhile. It may be best to find recipes to follow for a few juicing sessions so you can learn this based on what you choose to juice. It is perfectly fine to “eye-ball it” as they say as well.

      Juicers are handy, but a high-powered blender can work also.

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    Im 35 Years old, got one son 13 years old. I got PCOS and im still cannot pregnant for 2nd baby. My weight 77kg and height 163cm. Recently i go gym and follow diet for reduce weight. In that gym they provide herbalife shake which soy protein drink. Previously my period 2 times in a month, now come back normal. But i got read that soy protein drink cannot take by PCOS person. I already take soy protein drink almost 2 month. after read your article im really very afraid. Please advise me.

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    you don’t continue this smoothie as soon as you know your are pregnant or posts ovulation phase?

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    I am 31 years old married in 2013. My husband 32 years. i have been diagnosed with unexplained fertility. I do well ovulate with medications like letrozole and metformin. but i have not conceived still. 05 years of infertility treatment 03 failed IUIs. Laproscopy and HSG all done. but no results. emotionally depressed.

    • Dear Zareena,

      I’m sorry! Has your husband’s fertility been tested? This may be worth considering.
      I am also wondering if thyroid tests have been conducted or if you’ve explored the possibility of immunological infertility.

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    Hi there I have endometriosis is this diet suitable please?

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    Thanks for this really helpful information.My husband and I have been trying to conceive for 3+ years;unfortunately, we’ve had 3 losses since we started trying.I’m in my late 30s & have arthritis & lupus (both of which are in remission).I’ve been trying to change my diet by eating dark leafy greens (mostly spinach & kale),infusing it in my smoothies (mostly of pineapples, grapes, berries).We also eat organic, grass fed meat & limit our processed grains.I’ve been taking supplements (selenium, CoQ10/Ubiquinol, PregVit, & aspirin).I don’t have any other medical conditions but my period has been getting shorter since my last MC.I’m wondering what I can do to help boost my period.

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    I definitely learned a lot after reading this article. Thanks for sharing!

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    Hi. I have had two ectopic pregnancies. What would you suggest? I have been doing castor oil packs, taking digestive enzymes, changed my diet to anti-inflammatory, acupuncture 2x’s a week, and tried pelvic PT. I am still having pain on right side where it they occured.

    • Dear Janice,

      It is great that you have begun Castor Oil Packs and are using natural therapies. While digestive enzymes support healthy digestion, it is systemic enzymes that support the body in maintaining a healthy inflammatory response, control fibrin formation, keep the immune system strong, etc. Take a look at your enzyme blend to ensure it is a blend of containing enzymes that may be named proteases, nattokinase, serrapeptase, etc. Consider also reading our guide Healing From Ectopic Pregnancy. The guide speaks of a product Women’s Best Friend which may be of interest.

      I hope this is helpful!

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    Hi! I am 36, TTC #1, and was recently told I have premature ovarian failure. I have only “suffered” with typical symptoms (no period, hot flushes, night sweats) for about 3 months, and that was already 3 months ago. We would like to conceive naturally, and my diet is the first thing to get in order. This particular article says to avoid foods which may increase estrogen levels. If my estrogen levels are already low, which they are, should I still avoid these foods? My ob/gyn said that it would be ok to incorporate some of these foods into my diet, but there’s so many different articles and studies, I’m getting contradictory information. Thanks for your response.

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    Hi Hethir

    Thanks so much for this wonderful health resource you are providing via this website. What a blessing you are!

    Regarding the Dark Green Leafy Vegetables advice whee state: “If you have hypothyroidism make sure to only eat your greens steamed.” please could you clarify why they should be steamed as aposed to raw.

    Many Thanks!

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    i have not got period for the last three months, age 39, not pregnant. I am not feeling any change in my body, what could be the reason

    • Dear Amna,

      I am sorry to hear this! Can you think back over the past three months to anything that might have happened that could be affecting your cycle? Several things that can are:
      – changes in weight (either weight loss or gain)
      – changes in activity levels (either stopping exercise or starting a new program)
      – changes in diet
      – travel
      – starting or stopping new herbs or nutritional supplements

      It is going to be best to try to be detective and then learn more about a absent period, which we share in our guide How To Get Your Period Back.

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    Hi There – Have you heard of anything about CBD (and/or hemp oil) and fertility? I’d use it to treat anxiety. My dr said there are no harmful side affects noted in studies he’s read. I’m curious to know your input.



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    Have you decided to go vegetarian? Make sure you pack enough proteins and vitamins in your meatless diet.

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    Thanks for sharing great information.

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    Very useful information ! Thanks for sharing

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    Raw or unpasteurized milk is not safe to consume during pregnancy due to concerns about Listeria and the harmful effects of listeria on a developing fetus. Raw milk should be avoided when trying to conceive, as well as not be given to young children.

    FDA on the harms of raw milk:

    CDC info on Listeria

    Milk is not necessary to consume in adulthood. With a high prevalence of lactose intolerance, there are a wide variety of milk-substitutes such as Soy milk, Almond milk or plain calcium supplements as a source of daily calcium intake.

    • Dear Doctor V,

      Thank you for sharing your opinion. This is a highly debated topic indeed.

      Our educational focus, is on women and men battling infertility who are either preparing for pregnancy or trying to conceive. We feel we make it very clear that our suggestions for diet, herbs and nutritional supplements, and natural therapies are for this period of time, preconception. While we do have pregnancy-health guides as well, none of them suggest consuming raw milk or dairy. We do understand the concerns of doing so, that is why we do not suggest it in the pregnancy health guides.

      Our Fertility Diet is a preconception diet. We know many of our followers do not have access to raw milk, that many avoid dairy altogether, and likewise that some do consume it as a regular part of their daily preconception diet without issue. We reach many different demographics and try to meet the needs of them all by offering generalized support.

      Aside from that, with over 800 pages of natural fertility guides and resources, our team of highly trained natural-health and fertility specialists is focused on our customers having access to the best natural fertility education, empowerment and support. When it comes to choosing to drink raw milk, the choice is the consumers. It is ultimately their responsibility to research and determine whether it is right for their particular needs.

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    Dear Natural Fertility team,
    In one of your articles you have mentioned the study from Harvard ( Obstetrics & Gynecology paper) ( that showed an 80% decrease in infertility with lifestyle changes made by switching to a fertility diet which have reduced their ovulatory disorders.
    Can you please provide more details to this reference. I was wondering if it would be relevant to me. I am 45.5 yo. I have a healthy lifestyle , dont smoke and drink or similar. Reasonably active. I still produce eggs as was shown during my last IUI 4 months ago. The only thing is that my diet was too high in carbs. I would love to see if it would be relevant to me T

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    I stopped using the 2 month birth control injection last year January , after being on it for more than 6 years . I am ready to have a child but my periods are still not back , will the fertility diet help get my periods back ? (I am 28 and have never had a child)

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    where can I get the product in South Africa, at how much?

    • Dear Thando,

      The Fertility Diet is a way of eating. You can purchase foods at your local supermarket, market, from others who grow food, where ever you wish.

      Regarding FertilicaTM products, they are available only from The Natural Fertility Shop. The Customer Care team there can assist with ordering and shipping inquiries.

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    I am 44, what do I need to improve my eggs quality .. It seems to be very watery

    • Dear Wendu,

      Egg quality is known to be best supported by eating a fresh whole food diet such as the Fertility Diet, living a clean lifestyle and utilizing herbs, nutritional supplements and natural therapies. We share more on which ones in our guide How to Increase Your Egg Health in 90 Days.

      You refer to egg quality being watery, but egg quality is not actually something you can see. I suspect you are referring to cervical mucus. If so, perhaps you will find our guide on cervical mucus helpful (click that phrase to be taken there).

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    very wonderful lesson keep up educating

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    I am diabetic, can i still all of the diet mentioned in your article? or is there special diet for diabetic patient having infertility?

    • Dear Grace,

      The Fertility Diet can still be very beneficial. Please do take into account any dietary restrictions your doctor or nutritionist has you on the follow their advice.

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    Thank you for the information. How do I get these products in Turkey?

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    I am looking to improve my ovulation as my husband and I have been trying to conceive for 1.5 years including 3 IUI’s. I am looking at changing my diet to improve my health and our success.
    Under the dark leafy greens it states that if you have hypothyroidism to only eat them steamed. Why is this? I do have hypothyroidism, well controlled with medication. I was also diagnosed with PCOS a year ago. I have added B6 and B Complex at 50 mg each to improve my luteal phase. It was originally 9-10 days, now over the last 2 cycles with the increased vitamins it is 12-14 days. However, this last cycle I did not have a strong ovulation if any. So I am trying to repair that now. Any advice is helpful.

    • Hello!

      Thanks for asking! I cover the answer to your question in my Q&A, Fertility Q&A: Fertility Diet Tips for Thyroid Health. In a nutshell, steaming dark leafy greens and foods that contain goitrogens helps break down the goitrogens so they aren’t likely to interfere with the body’s natural ability to synthesize thyroid hormones or the thyroid’s ability to utilize iodine.

      Several herbs have been found to encourage ovulation by having a positive influence on the hormone processes that regulate the menstrual cycle. Three of these herbs are…
      – Tribulus (Tribulus terrestris) – Tribulus has an affinity for the ovaries and has been found to promote ovulation when used prior to ovulation.
      – Vitex or Chaste Tree Berry (Vitex agnus-castus) – Vitex in part supports the body’s natural ability to produce luteinizing hormone (LH) which is the hormone that causes ovulation to occur.
      – Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens) – Saw Palmetto may stimulate suppressed ovulation.

      Learn more about each in our guide How to Reduce the Damaging Effects of PCOS on Fertility Through Diet and Herbs.

      I hope this is all helpful!

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    I was wondering where I could find all these herbs?

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    Thanks for this interesting article. I would have one question on the proteins in your weekly food checklist, thank you very much for your attention. So, let’s say that we leave the eggs as proteins for breakfast and nuts as healthy snacks, in a week there are 14 other meals (7 lunches + 7 dinners) and you suggest Lentils or Beans 2x a week, Grass-Fed Red Meat/organic chicken 3x a week and
    Liver or Caviar 1x a week. So, 2 + 3 + 1 = 6. This covers 6 meals, but there are still 8 meals not covered in a week. Which proteins should one eat in these 8 meals? Fish 8x a week? I’m not taking into account dairy as not everyone can enjoy dairy products.
    Thank you very much for your clarification.

    • Dear Mary Lu,

      Know that you will also be getting protein from vegetable sources. The quantities we share here are minimums. If you love lentils or beans, you can have them more than two times a week. If you love fish, consider it a few times a week. Protein powders, whether plant or whey, can be sources of protein as well. Things like Spirulina are a protein source too.

      Fill in the other eight meals with protein foods you like or just eat lots of veggies. 😉

      We share many recipes on our website and have two resources to help you with meal ideas if that might help too:
      The 21 Day Fertility Diet Challenge eBook
      Cooking For Fertility Cookbook

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    please i need some of the Fertility Diet, how do i get it?

    • Hello Bukky!

      The Fertility Diet is a way of eating. You simply focus on purchasing the sorts of healthy, whole foods that we talk about in this article and foods available to you when grocery shopping. This is not a pre-made diet that comes together or in a daily/weekly/monthly box. Perhaps an easy place to start would be the 21-Day Fertility Diet Challenge (click that link to learn more).

      Enjoy eating healthy!

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    I really appreciate your site .I stay in lagos, Nigeria, How can i get some of the fertility products.

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    I like your site and also I am impressed with your site and also with your suggestions they amazing. Thanks for sharing the best and useful information. You made a good site it’s very interesting one.

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    I’m so happy I found your site as I sit here feeling discouraged. I had a transfer with two embryo’s and we felt so confident we were pregnant. Unfortunately, we weren’t pregnant. My Doctor informed me that I have a 20% chance do to my age (I’m 40) and a 40% chance infertility will be a success. I felt hopeless until I came across your page. Will this diet and change of eating help this 40 year old woman get pregnant? I hope with this information from your site, my husband and I can increase our chances of getting pregnant within the months to come as I will be trying invitro next month.

    Thank you and regards

    • Dear Cori,

      We are happy you found us too! This diet will help you become healthier as a whole and our hope that contributes to your chances of conception. You may also really appreciate the tips we share in our guide Preparing for Conception Over 40. If you have a diagnosed fertility health issue and wish to address that, we have lots of information so search it at the top of this page or I would be happy to link you to more information!

      My very best!