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What should I eat before artificial insemination?

  • Fruit and vegetables: ideally, a rich diet of fruit and vegetable salads, particularly with green, red or yellow colours, as they are richer in antioxidants. These include, among others: kale, red pepper and blueberries
  • Unrefined, whole grain carbohydrates such as whole wheat bread, oats or rye. The refining process causes irregular periods in people with disorders, such as polycystic ovary syndrome.
  • Foods rich in Iron: to avoid anaemia during pregnancy and postpartum; some recommended food are fish or shellfish, like oysters, mussels or sardines, or vegetables like asparagus, broad beans, beans and lentils.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids, above all docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosapentaenoic acid (DPA). It is recommended to take two doses a week (340 g/week). You should opt for those fish that are low in mercury, like lobster, shrimp, canned light tuna, trout, haddock or salmon. Another option for vegetarians is to opt for flax seeds or supplements in capsules.
  • Evening primrose oil improves circulation. Use in the event of impotence related to a lack of blood supply in a man’s reproductive organs.
  • Vitamin supplements that provide folic acid, iron, calcium and vitamin B complex.