Last updated: May 30th, 2019 at 11:36 am
Author Linda Ryan, BA, Lic TCM, CH
It used to be that doctors, nutritionists and dieticians gave us the advice us to eat “fat free”. Time has moved on and there is now clear evidence that proves that friendly fats, including saturated fats, are not the enemy. Fats for fertility boosting benefits are very helpful. And avoiding fats to avoid “getting fat” is a myth.
Fats play a vital role in boosting your health from everything from helping your skin and your nerves to most importantly optimal hormone production, which is vital for fertility boosting benefits.
Friendly fats also help reduce inflammation, promote a healthy heart, and healthy brain function, which is also beneficial for setting up the conditions to allow pregnancy to happen.
There are 3 types of healthy Fats for Fertility boosting benefits. These should be incorporated into your diet on a consistent basis.
Trans fats are definitely not healthy. Trans fats are the ones that lead to conditions like high cholesterol, clogged arteries and heart disease. Trans fats are created in a lab through a process called hydrogenation. Another big reason you should try to avoid trans fats at all costs is because your body does not know how to process them and they are, in fact, damaging. The way to spot Trans fats in foods is to read the label. If the label includes anything “hydrogenated” listed in it, then it has a Trans fat.
Always consult your doctor before taking any supplements, herbs or vitamins, especially if you are doing IVF.