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8 Ways Sweet Potatoes Can Help You Have a Baby

8 Ways Sweet Potatoes Can Help You Have a Baby

Trying to conceive can be a very emotionally frustrating time, and those who have difficulty getting pregnant often find themselves at their wits’ end. If you like me have ever needed help getting pregnant or have struggled to conceive for whatever reason, you’ve likely read and researched every old wives’ tale out there that claims to help get you pregnant. And short of doing something dangerous, I say: Why not try it?

I’m especially inclined to try out tips that are medically based; they simply seem more logical to my Type-A personality. So when my awesome fertility center sent out its newsletter this month highlighting the fertility superfood of sweet potatoes, I thought, “What a delicious way to try to have a baby!” Naturally, I wanted to share.

After the jump, check out 8 Ways Sweet Potatoes Can Help You Have a Baby and get eatin’!

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  • Improve Cervical Fluid & Follicle Development 1 of 8
    Improve Cervical Fluid & Follicle Development
    One sweet potato has a massive amount of the recommended daily allowances of Vitamin A an incredible 700%. Vitamin A helps improve cervical fluid and follicle development.
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  • Regulate Your Period 2 of 8
    Regulate Your Period
    Beta carotene is important for any woman trying to conceive, as it helps regulate your period. Normal periods are crucial to reproductive health. Sweet potatoes are loaded with it.
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  • Balance Hormones 3 of 8
    Balance Hormones
    Hormone imbalances are often behind many fertility issues, but Vitamin B helps regulate hormones and guess where you can find high doses of it? Yep, that's right: sweet potatoes.
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  • Build Strong Immune System 4 of 8
    Build Strong Immune System
    A strong immune system leads to a strong reproductive system. Seven ounces of sweet potatoes are filled with 65% of the daily allowance for Vitamin C.
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  • Keep Your Uterus Healthy 5 of 8
    Keep Your Uterus Healthy
    Not only are antioxidants great for your skin and cell health, they are also great for your uterus! Antioxidants help prevent inflammation, and reduce symptoms of PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) and endometriosis.
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  • Stabilize Blood Sugar 6 of 8
    Stabilize Blood Sugar
    The more stable your blood sugar levels, the better your ovulation will be. And complex carbohydrates are known to stabilize blood sugar. And that's just what a sweet potato is!
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  • Improve Egg Health & Promote Ovulation 7 of 8
    Improve Egg Health & Promote Ovulation
    Calcium is a vital nutrient in triggering growth in embryos, and iron helps improve egg health and promotes healthy ovulation. Sweet potaoes contain both calcium and iron.
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  • Reduce Stress 8 of 8
    Reduce Stress
    Trying to conceive can be stressful, and potassium is great for balancing the nervous system and elevating your mood. Lucky for us, this vital nutrient is found in sweet potatoes.
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SOURCE: CNY Fertility Center

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