Vegan fig and avocado salad for fertility

Figs and avocados, are they good for your fertility? Yes, according to Harvard University studies, if you follow the “Fertility Diet“. The study included 18,000 women over 8 years. The diet is simple, common sense, like don’t eat crap food. Eat whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Two of nature’s best fertility foods are figs and avocados.

Avocados, because of the fat they contain, help to balance and nourish your hormones. It’s said that one avocado per week can improve your hormone balance. On an interesting note, it takes an avocado 9 month to blossom into a ripened fruit.

Figs are fine, too, because of the non-dairy calcium – 240 mg per cup, the same amount found in a cup of milk. Figs are also high in fiber and antioxidants. Interestingly enough, figs always grow in pairs, just like the male cojones.

If you have problems conceiving or just like figs and avocados, here’s a recipe for you.

 

Fertility Helper Fig and Avocado Salad
 
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Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: Vegan
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Ingredients
  • 1 ripe avocado, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 2 fresh figs, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, ribs and seeds removed, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp cilantro
  • ⅛ tsp ground cumin
  • ⅛ tsp ground coriander
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 1 tsp date syrup or vegan maple syrup
  • Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine avocado, tomato, figs, jalapeño, garlic and cilantro in a medium size bowl
  2. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the spices, lime juice and date syrup.
  3. Drizzle it over the avocado mixture and mix gently.
  4. Put in the refrigerator for at least and hour before serving.

Source http://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/follow-fertility-diet

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