We all know that we should avoid the obvious when TTC, but I recently found this out about sugar and white flour. Hope it helps!
Avoid junk foods and sugar
This is probably the hardest one, so it may help to explain that irregular blood sugar levels can prevent the body's uptake of progesterone, and that low blood sugar levels mean an increase in the production of adrenalin creating symptoms of stress in your body. Sugar consumption is a vicious circle - one sugar hit leads to another sugar craving; each hit gives you an initial surge of high energy followed by a slump. Junk foods and snacks - even if they are savoury - often include high levels of sugar. If you get hungry between meals, try eating a piece of fruit, some nuts, or some form of complex carbohydrates. Fizzy drinks and some fruit juices contain extraordinarily high levels of sugar.
Switch to wholemeal and grains; avoid white flour
To avoid the sugar level surges outlined above, you need to eat complex carbohydrates. These include wholewheat bread, potatoes, rye, oats, millet, wholemeal pasta, brown rice, barley. Increasing your intake of these foods should also help any problems with constipation you may have; proper bowel function means you expel toxins and chemicals that could affect your fertility. White flour has the same effect on your blood sugar levels as sugar itself.
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