If you’re
trying to get pregnant, you should be aware of your diet. Maintaining a healthy
lifestyle and diet is important for boosting fertility and ovulation function.

According to
a study of diet and fertility from Harvard Medical School, unlike other factors
that you cannot control—such as age and genetics—eating certain foods and
avoiding others is something you can do yourself to help to increase the
chances of pregnancy.

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Celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar had posted on Instagram to share some tips for eating healthy in case you are trying for pregnancy.

“The one
thing that improves your chances of conception other than good sex, is insulin
sensitivity. And to improve insulin sensitivity you must take the brave path of
increasing your lean body weight. What you eat (and don’t) play a big role in
that,” Diwekar wrote on Instagram.

Here’s what she has suggested:

Avoid eating packaged foods: 

That doesn’t
only include junk, but also foods like cereals, juices, and biscuits. She also
advised against having low-fat versions of cheese, yogurt, and ice cream. 

Add a pickle or chutney in one of
your meals:

“These may
not be taught to us as sources of Vit B12, but it is exactly these
essential-fat packed side dishes that help us assimilate and even make our own
B12. One tsp of pickle to breakfast or lunch, and two-three tsp of chutney to
lunch or dinner,” Diwekar suggested.

3. Set curd at home:

Curd has
diverse strains of gut bacteria, essential amino acids, and B vitamins said the
nutritionist. “The probiotic yogurt in the market is no match for home-set
curd. It is also a good antidote to breakouts and sweet cravings during PMS and
it will help keep acidity under control once pregnant,” she added.

4. Eat a variety of fresh and
seasonal fruits and vegetables throughout the year: 

diet diversity is good for the intestinal mucosa, probiotic bacteria, and
insulin sensitivity.

5. Avoid overeating:

Diwekar also
suggested that one should eat slower than usual so that smaller morsels of food
enter the stomach and improve the micronutrient assimilation and insulin
response. “Follow the Mental Meal Map where you first visualize how much you
want to eat and then start with half the amount,” the nutritionist wrote. She
also asked to concentrate on the food while eating, without gadgets, so that
you are tuned into your stomach signals.

Along with this, have three to five tablespoons
of ghee daily.