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What’s Brewing with You Tuesday

Hey welcome back everyone and per usual I want to know What’s Brewing with You? Share with me in the comments what you brewed up this morning, and just, what’s going on for you. I would love to get to know my viewers and just share ideas.

This Tuesday we will continue our talk about reproductive health by looking at foods to improve our health and increase fertility. We will start with foods that improve uterus health…

Top Foods for a Health Happy Uterus

We all know the uterus has a vital role in the reproduction process but what you may not know is that most women’s health problems are associated with the uterus. Fibroids, infections, polyps, prolapse, uterus pain just to name a few. To avoid this and maintain a healthy uterus these are the foods to consume:

1. Nuts and seeds

a. Almonds, cashews, walnuts, and seeds such as flaxseed are rich in omega-3 fatty acids

and good cholesterol. These nutrients are important in reducing the risk of uterine fibroids

and ultimately reducing the risk of uterine cancer. They carry the added bonus of ensuring

optimal birth weight for your baby.

2. Leafy vegetables

a. Veggies like spinach, lettuce, and kale maintain alkaline balance and provide vital

nutrients such as minerals and folic acid that ensure optimal functioning.

3. Fresh fruits

a. Fruits are rich in many essential nutrients such as vitamin C and flavonoids. They act as

natural fibroid treatment and even prevent the growth of fibroids in your uterus. Flavonoids

help keep your reproductive system healthy and prevent ovarian cancer.

4. Lemons

a. Having a glass of warm water with freshly squeezed lemon juice is also beneficial for

you uterus simply by increasing and maintaining uterus immunity. Drinking a glass of lemon

water a day helps prevent and fight off uterus infections.

5. Whole grain

a. Whole grains are an excellent source of fiber and help prevent and control fibroid

tumors. They also flush out excess estrogen from the body.

6. Castor oil

a. Castor oil is not just for easing constipation and cleaning out your system folks. Castor

oil also treats ovarian cysts and uterine fibroids. It strengthens your immune system to help

resist and fight off infections as well.

7. Green tea

a. Chalk full of antioxidants green tea helps maintain uterus health by treating fibroids.

Drinking tea regularly for 8 weeks helps reduce the number of fibroids.

8. Fish

a. Specifically cold water fish, such as mackerel and salmon, are rich in omega-3 essential

fatty acids. They help reduce the production of prostaglandin in the female body.

Prostaglandin are released in large quantities during menstration. This chemical constricts

the blood vessels in the uterus and makes the muscle layer contract which causes painful

cramps. In other words, eat your fish to reduce painful cramps.

9. Dairy products

a. Consumption of dairy products like yogurt, cheese, milk, and butter are crucial since they

are rich in calcium and vitamin D. Vitamin D is important in keeping uterine fibroids away.

Vitamin D helps in the absorption of calcium. For people who are lactose and tolerant you

can also buy Vitamin D vitamins and find calcium in soy, kale, spinach, and sardines with

bone in.

Who knew right? Honestly, I’m always amazed when I learn about natural remedies or way to treat our body. I mean, it’s mother nature HELLO, who knows more about taking care of us women than our sister herself?! My body always had a way of letting me know what I needed because I’d always randomly start craving something the ultimately helped treat some of these symptoms. Well I’m not done I got some recipes and foods to help increase fertility as well.

Recipes and Foods for Fertility & The Womb

1. Egg Yolks

a. Egg yolks supply iron, calcium, zinc, vitamin B6, folate, and vitamin B12. The yolk also

has 100% of the egg’s vitamin A. The big fertility booster is the rich Omega-3 fatty acids,

EPA, DHA, fat-soluble vitamins A,D, E and vitamin K12.

b. Egg yolks also contain Choline (important in cellular growth and metabolism) which helps

protect against neural tube defects and reduce the risk of birth defects.

c. Eggs are packed full of protein which is good for fertility in both men and women.

d. Here's someone who knows all about making things with left over egg yolks: Egg Yolk

2. Pineapple

a. Pineapple is a great source of vitamin C and we know that low vitamin C levels have

been associated with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).

b. Pineapples contain bromelain, a natural enzyme that has an anti-inflamatory and

anticoagulation (blood-thining) effect. Inflammatory foods can impede your fertility, and

chronic inflammation can encourage the body to suppress ovulation.

3. Cinnamon

a. Taking cinnamon supplements can help with irregular menstrual cycles in women with

PCOS, a common cause of female infertility. More ovulatory regular cycles mean more

opportunity to conceive.

4. Oysters

a. Oysters are packed full of fertility-boosting nutrients. Oysters are packed full of B12,

zinc, selenium, and iron.

b. Recipe: Oyster Rockefeller

5. Asparagus

a. Another nutrient packed superfood that has low calories and gives a boost of fertility

vital nutrients. It contains daily values of vitamin K, 60% of your daily value of folate, and

over 20% of vitamins like A, C B, and thiamin.

b. Recipe: Crack Asparagus

6. Lentils

a. Lentils are high in protein and promote healthier ovulation.

b. Recipe: Lentil Salad

7. Liver

a. Liver, specifically cow liver is loaded with fat-soluble vitamins including vitamin A. Liver

is loaded with highly absorbable iron, which helps prevent miscarriage and maternal

anemia, and vitamin B12 which is required for proper formation of red blood cells and

DNA. Liver is also another rich source of choline, omega-3 fatty acids, and folate.

8. Grapefruit

a. Citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruits are some of the best sources for vitamin C. They

contain polyamine putrescine which have been associated with potential to improve egg

and semen health.

b. Recipe: Grapefruit Bars

I hope all of you have noted some of these recipes and super foods to add to your shopping list next time you are at the store. Friends, always make sure to listen to your body and when incorporating these foods. If you notice the difference and feel your body craving it you now know what your body needs and may be deficient in. Give me some feedback on these 2 incredible lists and how the recipes turned out for you. Check out the recommendations below and be back here tomorrow for the jams! Stay healthy, be well, and always...

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