A Complete Diet Plan For Vegetarian IVF Patients

Did you know that intaking citrus fruits during your IVF treatment can result in negative outcomes? According to research, it is proven that citrus fruits could be harmful to the patients going through an IVF treatment and their babies. Hence, including a healthy diet plan to your list and knowing what to eat is always a good option. Here is a complete vegetarians’ diet preference that tells you what to eat and avoid during your IVF treatment.

Here, we have the list for our vegetarian patients which will enlighten you about what to eat and what not to eat. It also includes some additional tips which you must include or exclude from your diet. Based on IVF Specialists’ research, there are certain nutrients that can make your IVF successful. 

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1. Green Vegetables 

For fertility enhancement, green vegetables stand on the epitome, as these are rich in antioxidants, folic acid, and iron. For instance, Cabbage has Di-indole methane and other essential vitamin and minerals that are beneficial for regulating estrogen metabolism.

Broccoli is another green vegetable that is rich in Vitamin C and helps the maturing of eggs. 

2. Potatoes

 Potatoes contain vitamins B and E, which help to increase the cell division in the body. Hence, regular consumption of potatoes is necessary for the body. They are also a rich source of carbohydrates.

3. Banana:

This particular fruit is not only a healthy and tasty snack but is also loaded with vitamin B6. Banana regulates the menstruation cycles in the body and is rich in iron. 

4. Pineapple:

Rich in manganese in it, Pineapple provides the body with reproductive mineral and boosts the reproductive hormones.

5. Colorful Fruits and Vegetables:

Colorful Fruits and Vegetables are rich in essential nutrients and minerals, hence, they must be included in the diet. For instance, green, and yellow fruits and vegetables are a high source of iron.

6. Spinach, lentils, and beans:

Ensuring Iron-rich food in the body is a must, as iron deficiency or anemia can cause the baby to born too early or too small. Today, many of them suffer from iron deficiency. Hence, for ovulation and good health of eggs; the iron intake is a must for the body. 

7. Beans, bread, cereals, rice:

These are rich in folic acid, and folic acid is considered to be the most important for a woman. Folic acid and other parental vitamins make sure of the healthy development of a child’s brain and spinal cord.

8. Peas and Pulses

Complex carbs regulate the blood sugar level in the body. These also assist one in maintaining a healthy weight. Peas, beans, pulses, and grains are some food items that contain complex carbs.

Additional Tips:

1. Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water as the body needs to be hydrated. A certain level of water in our body should be maintained to keep a good balance between different elements of the body. You can also go for fruit juices and shakes as they are always a healthy option for hydration and blood circulation. 

2. Avoid Citrus Fruits/Juices: While going through your IVF process, avoid citrus fruits and juices at all cost as they could be dangerous to the eggs and ruin the entire reproduction process.

3. Avoid Artificial sweeteners, and Refined sugars: Food containing artificial sweeteners and refined sugar can make your taste buds drool but are actually not healthy. They must be avoided to balance the sugar level and affect the fertility process.

4. Avoid Drinking Alcohol and Caffeine: Alcohol directly does not only affect the health of eggs but is also responsible for the fetus’s impairment. On the other hand, caffeine and tea must be taken at a minimal level. 

Taking good care of your health and consuming the right vitamin and minerals is very important for the patient going through the IVF process. The body undergoes several changes during this change and for coping up with the same, a nutritious diet is necessary. Always consult your doctor and ask what and what not to eat during your IVF period.

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