Berries for Fertility
Summertime and you think of alfresco dining, long summer days at the beach, and delicious juicy summer berries. You can pick by hand punnets of strawberries and blueberries, cover them in yogurt and have a delicious fresh breakfast. Berries are absolute superfoods! Packed full of nutrients, they are typically high in fibre and lower in sugars than most other fruit and are all exceptionally high in antioxidants.
Berries are one of the highest antioxidant containing foods.
They contain large amounts of Vitamin C, E, and A which act as antioxidants and help to reduce inflammation, as well as anthocyanins which are reflected in the blue, purple and red pigment of the fruit. Anthocyanins are powerful antioxidants that protect against DNA damage from free radicals This is particularly important when trying to conceive as the months leading up to conception is the time when you can exert the greatest influence on the quality of your eggs and sperm.
Breakfast or dessert berries can be a nice treat without fluctuating your blood sugar levels.
I make up 2 or 3 mason jars of chia seeds at a time. Then I pull out of the fridge throw some berries on top and I'm good to go!
Chia seed with berries
3 Tbsp of chia seed
1 cup of plant-based milk
1 dash of almond essence
Shake it up and leave to rest for 5 mins in the fridge. Give it a final stir then leave for 1 Hr or overnight
Add your toppings
Fresh or frozen berries
1 Tbsp of toasted seeds/ brazil nuts/ muesli
1 Tbsp of full-fat natural or coconut yoghurt