Overcome Infertility – Fertility, Seeds, and Nuts
As we mentioned in previous articles, infertility is defined as the inability of a couple to conceive after 12 months of unprotected sexual intercourse. It effects over 5 millions couple alone in the US and many times more in the world. Because of an unawareness of treatments, only 10% seeks help from professional specialist.We have spent most of the time in this series discussing the conventional and Chinese medicine in treating fertility. I believe, it is the best time to change the subject by discussing how seeds and nuts effect fertility.
Nut are both the seed and the fruit and is a general term for the large, dry, oily seeds or fruit of some plants. But in fact, under viewpoint of biologists only a certain number of them are considered by biologists to be true nut.
II. How seeds and nuts effect fertility
1. Low GI index
Nuts and seeds are ranged very low in GI index. They release the glucose very slowly into the blood stream, increasing increasing the pancreas function in regulating the production of insulin, resulting in increasing the conversion of carbohydrate into energy that are vital for our daily activity needs.
2. High amount of essential fatty acids
They also contain high amount of essential Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids that help to improve our body in fat and protein metabolism, increasing the the levels of E1 and E3 EFAs resulting in lessening the risk of hormone imbalance and quality of sperm in men and egg in women.
3. Vitamins and minerals
Vitamins and minerals not only help to maintain normal function of our body's daily activity, but also increase the body function in normalizing the production of certain hormones. Deficiency of them increase the risk of hormone imbalance, leading to infertility.
Beside preventing the forming of free article, damaging our body's cells nut and seed are powerful antioxidant that increase the immune awareness inprotecting the body tissues, thus, decreasing the risk of abnormal function of immune system in attacking sperm or viewing sperm as foreign invasion.
5. Blood flow
Nuts and seeds also increase the heart function in pumping blood to nourish our body organs as resulting of reducing the levels of bad cholesterols in the blood vessels, thereby enhancing the chance good quality egg in women and sperm in men.
6. Nervous system
They also help to improve the nervous system in regulating the secretion of hormones of the body glands, thus decreasing the risk of hormone imbalance that effects the natural process of conception.
7. Digestive system
Since they contain high amount of fiber, they help to move the stool in the large intestine by attaching to other waste, improving cleaning the large intestine and decreasing the risk of colon cancer and constipation.