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5 foods that promote fertility

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When you are trying to get pregnant or already carrying a baby, exercise and nutrition can be a very confusing topic. What should you do? What should you avoid? What will help with the process?

Fox 9 Fitness Expert Ali Holman from http://www.CoreCamper.com helps navigate the top fertility foods and exercises you should be eating and doing when already pregnant.

To find out more about Ali's online daily workouts visit http://www.CoreCamper.com

TOP 5 FERTILITY FOODS

1. Avocado

Not only are they beautiful, but they take 9 months to develop from blossom to ripe fruit. Ironic? Ali doesn't think so! They are even shaped like a uterus. Nature is practically screaming for us to eat them, and enjoy the benefits of their fabulously good fats, Vitamin E, Folic acid, and Vitamin C.

2. Eggs

Vitamin A, E, and D, B vitamins, selenium, zinc, iron, protein and omega 3s. Seriously nutrient rich, these little gems have a lot of nutritional bang for their buck.

3. Figs

Traditionally used as an aphrodisiac, figs contain vitamin A, C, E, Calcium, Magnesium, Selenium, Zinc and Iron among other deliciousness.

4. Black Beans

Used in traditional medicine to benefit reproductive function, and as a remedy for infertility and hot flashes of menopause.

5. Essential Fats and Oils

Organic coconut oil/ milk, sesame oil, macadamia oil, organic butter, avocado, olive oil – your reproductive system, hormones, eggs, sperm and developing baby rely on healthy fats for growth and development.

Other great choices are nuts and seeds, and leafy green veggies.

EXERCISES

Benefits: Increases blood flow to your baby, gives you more energy, helps maintain blood glucose levels, prepares your body for the demands of pregnancy, helps with labor.

1. Plie Squats

2. Bird Dog

3. Body Rolls (All 4's, hold weight Left leg off ground, left hand on ground, weight in R hand--Bring weight under and across)

4. Chair Curl and Lift (on chair, arms at 90 degree angle, holding weights--Raise overhead in curl position and return/Lifting foot off ground, alternating)

5. Side lying inner and outer thigh (lay on side on pillow, raise and lower straight leg, then forward and back)

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