I’m psyched to be talking tomorrow at noon with Kristen Darcy about food and fertility as part of her Tell-All Tuesday series. We’re going to go help you get your pantry and fridge stocked with fertility friendly foods.
Kristen and I emailed this morning about pineapple and fertility. She wanted to know if the hype is true: Can pineapple help you conceive?
Here’s what you need to know about pineapple and fertility.
- Pineapple contains bromelain, an enzyme that is an anti-inflammatory. If you have implantation issues due to inflammation, the bromelain in pineapple might help.
- Bromelain is also an anti-coagulant and blood thinner. Blood thinners support blood flow to the uterus which is also good for implantation. If you’re already taking a blood thinner, check with your doctor about eating foods that are natural blood thinners.
- Pineapple is acidic, so you don’t want to eat it before you ovulate. When you increase the acidity in your body, you’re increasing the acidity in your cervical mucous, making it less sperm friendly.
- Bromelain is most concentrated in the core of the pineapple.
- It’s recommended to eat a couple of slices of raw, organic pineapple a day, including the core, after you ovulate, or after IUI or IVF – not before.
And don’t forget – tune in tomorrow, Tuesday 1/8 at 12 noon ET, for my talk with Kristen about food and fertility. I’ll have tips on what foods you should and shouldn’t be stocking in your fridge and pantry when you’re trying to get pregnant. And if you don’t know her, Kristen is an author, fertility coach and motivational speaker, and she’s just a lovely person! It will be fun and informative.