For the Men
You need to know about zinc and sperm: Semen is rich in zinc, each ejaculation contains 5mg of zinc which is 1/3 of the daily minimum requirement. Since zinc stabilises and protects the sperm from breaking down every man needs to boost his zinc if he is trying for a baby.
For the Women
If you are trying for a baby, you need to be extra careful what you eat: You need to limit caffeine and alcohol and stop smoking. Making sure that you are eating enough protein like eggs, organic meat and white fish (not shellfish) are most important. As are lots of green and root vegetables, brown rice and non-acidic fruit, so limit oranges and rhubarb.
You also need Omega 3 Fish oil and Vitamin D for balancing the immune system. Your partner should eat the same way to strengthen his sperm too.
It is now known that whatever a woman does prior to, and within pregnancy prepares her daughter’s eggs while she is in the womb so every woman is responsible for the quality of her grand-daughter’s eggs too. Quite a responsibility so yet another reason to be eating a healthy diet before and during pregnancy.
A mineral that is a component of haemoglobin, which helps red blood cells carry oxygen throughout the body.
Vitamin C works throughout the body as it enhances immunity, reduces the symptoms of colds, and speeds up the healing of wounds.
A synthetic form of folate, which is a type of B vitamin that makes and repairs DNA and produces red blood cells.
Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that helps to regulate calcium and phosphorus by supporting their absorption in the body, which is needed for healthy bones & teeth.