The right food through Ovulation

Preparing for ovulation is a full time process and not just one or two weeks a month.

Getting into a routine of enjoying healthy fruit and vegetables and avoiding all those processed foods should be a choice everyone makes. Getting lots of whole grains, lean protein and just enough dairy to ensure your body is ready.


It is important to focus on food that will provide you with a large amount of Iron which is a nutrient that many women don’t actually consume enough of. Don’t use your period simply as a reason to load up on cheeseburgers from McDonalds. Make sure the Iron is obtained from rich healthy sources. Spinach is a very rich source of heme Iron which should be worked into every diet.

Go for..

Beans, greens , fish , seeds and meats. Look for sources rich in iron and protein. Protein can be even more important in cases of endometriosis (heavy bleeding). Foods like fish, seeds and greens will present inflammatory properties which may help with cramps by simply promoting a good healthy blood flow. Vitamin C also plays a big part and helps the body absorb iron. Foods such as Kiwi, broccoli and citrus based foods all contain high amounts of this vital vitamin.

Try to avoid..

Alcohol, caffeine and spicy foods as they can all cause heavier bleeding.

The Follicular Stage

This is the next stage in the cycle where your body is working hard to develop a dominant follicle and estrogen levels will begin to rise. Some women with cases of endometriosis will produce too much estrogen at this stage. Broccoli, kale, cabbage and cauliflower contain a phytonutrient called di-indolylmethane (DIM), which can help women metabolize estrogen better.

Go for it..

Some foods will indeed promote follicle development such as legumes, eggs, seeds , green vegetables and fish.

Try to avoid..

Alcohol can dramatically affect your hormone balance and also cause severe dehydration  with loss of water to the body.


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Mark Whitney

Mark Whitney is the Managing Director of Pillar Healthcare. Pillar have developed Europe's most therapeutic nutritional supplement for improving fertility. pre-Conceive has been heralded as "A new hope for couples trying to conceive," and is backed by fertility clinics, embryologists, doctors, pharmacists and more. Mark has worked as a nutritional therapist managing his own clinic and for some of the larger nutritional based companies.