How Omega 3’s could help your fertility

It is no secret that omega-3 fatty acids can be helpful to your heart, your brain, and reducing overall inflammation in your body.  Now the link between omega-3s and fertility is becoming more well-known. Research has shown that there is a relationship between omega-3 fatty acids and an increase in ovarian reserves, which could improve fertility.  

Good sources of omega-3s are:

  • Leafy green veggies, like spinach, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts
  • Cold water fish, like Wild salmon 
  • Nuts and seeds, like walnuts and chia seeds

You can also take omega-3 supplements.  Here are some tips on how to choose an omega-3 supplement.  

It is important to note that not all fats are equal, and in fact, some fats are shown to decrease fertility.  Fats found in dairy, meats, fried foods, hydrogenated oils in frozen and snack foods can negatively affect fertility.  If you are trying to get pregnant, limit or remove these foods from your diet.