There are tons of foods available that are full of folic acid. The problem is these foods may not be as ideal for fertility as others. There are some foods you can grab that are accessible all year round, easy to incorporate into your diet, and easily digestible. Here are those foods, how to prepare them, and how you can incorporate them into the meals you already love and enjoy.
You may be wondering how cereal ended up on this list. The truth is there is a misconception that any whole wheat or grain cereal will do. It will not. What you are looking for is a cereal that is fortified with folic acid or folate. If a cereal is fortified, that means it will give you the grain, vitamins, nutrients, and folic you will need for your fertility diet. It is also a great addition to your breakfast or as a snack later in the day.
Spinach is one of the easiest folic acid-rich foods to find. You can also easily incorporate it into your salads or use it as a replacement for lettuce or sandwiches. If you are eating out, look for foods that have spinach or ask if it is possible to replace the greens in your salad for spinach. Salad bars tend to have spinach as an option. You can also get spinach as an addition in sandwiches at chain sandwich stores. Other ways to get this in are by adding it to juices and smoothies or adding to soups like lentil soup.
Oranges, grapefruit, clementine, and other citrus-based fruits are great ways to pack in folic acid to fertility diets. You can juice these fruits, mix in one large folic acid-fortified juice, or you can have it as a snack throughout the day. The folic acid and vitamins in all citrus fruits can boost healthy reproductive systems and can help sperm strength in males.
Other foods are more exotic and a bit harder to find year-round. When you feel like you are hitting a rut with the meals listed here and you want to change it up a bit, seek out the more exotic options and change up your menu. Once you get some menu options down, you can use those options to make new menus and keep them revolving, so you do not get bored. Or you can simply take AM / PM Essentials from Orgaanics to get your daily dose of folic acid and other necessary vitamins and nutrients.