Stay Hydrated

Stay Hydrated

Fluids play a key role in transporting hormones, developing follicles and maintaining optimum consistency and quantity of both semen and cervical mucus. Water helps us to absorb nutrients and eliminate toxins, both of which are important for fertility.
If your cervical mucus is too thick to promote conception it may be that you are just dehydrated. Men can also improve the quality of semen just by drinking the right amount of water.

Water is one of the most important nutrients we consume. Seventy percent of the human body is water and it is vital to the functioning of each and every system. Depending on your weight and body type you can find calculators that will give you the average amount of fluids you should consume per day but listening to your body is also important. Try not to wait until you are very thirsty you are already dehydrated at this point instead –

*** Drink filtered water throughout the day.

*** Vegetable juices with a high water content (as well as the solid vegetables) celery, cucumber, tomatoes, lettuce, spinach, mushrooms, broccoli.

*** Fruits eaten whole also contain fibre which is vital for digestion apples, oranges, melon, grapes the lists go on..

*** If you are consuming fruit juice please dilute it with filtered water.

*** There are numerous herbal teas widely available so find some that you like, personally I have a wide variety that I choose from depending on what I feel I need.

Please remember that these teas do have medicinal benefits so it is important not to over consume them and if possible check tea bags do not contain plastic.

Please remember that tea, coffee, caffeinated drinks ( including some sodas) alcohol, high salt content foods and dry foods such as crackers, dried fruits, nuts, crisps, processed foods, cheese, cured meats, cured fish (such as smoked salmon) all take fluids out of the digestive tract.

Good quality Green Tea contains 10 times more powerful anti oxidants called polyphenois than black tea and only about half the caffeine. The art to green tea is how you brew it – 85 degrees is optimal (not with boiling water) steeped for 3 to 4 minutes depending on your taste.

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