Beneficial Vitamins & Minerals
by Vathani Navasothy
Vitamin A: High in Liver, egg yolk, cheese, butter and Carrots. Vitamin A is vital for the maintenance of the epithelial tissue, which lines the external and internal surfaces of our body, including the lining of vagina and the uterus in women.
Vitamins B: High in lean meat, chicken, fish, wheat germ, brewer’s yeast, beans, pulses, peanuts and bananas provide the vital B6. Folic Acid can be found in dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach, watercress and cabbage. Liver, orange, avocado, beetroot and broccoli are also rich in folic acids.
Vitamin C: Increased intake of Vit C helps to boost fertility and a sense of sexual wellbeing. Most fruits and vegetables such as kiwi fruit, peppers, blackcurrant, and citrus fruits contain abundant vitamin C.
Vitamin E: Powerful antioxidant, often protects sperm and egg damage. Food such as Tofu, nuts such as almond, seeds such as Sunflower seed or Pumpkin seeds, Avocado, Spinach, Broccoli, Squash and Olive oil are rich in vitamin E.
Beneficial Minerals & Food Group:
Zinc: Low level of Zinc results in low libido in women , as well as low sperm counts in men. Rich source includes Oysters or other shellfish, wholemeal bread, brown rice, dark green leafy vegetables, red meat and turkey.
Iron: Good circulation of oxygenated blood depends on iron availability..
Manganese: The making of female hormone Oestrogen depends on it. Rich source of Manganese includes spinach, chestnuts, tea, oats, wholegrain cereals, and raisins
Essential Fatty Acids: Rich in Sunflower and vegetable oils and nuts contain plenty of Lincoleic acid, vital for sperm and egg production. It relieves PMT.
Phytoestrogens: Plant chemical that resemble Oestrogen , richly found in soya beans and soya products.