Nutrition is a key player in fertility and women’s health with celiac. When living gluten-free, both a gluten-free diet and celiac disease can impact fertility. Gluten-free foods for fertility can help support any nutrient implications of both a gluten-free diet and celiac.
In this post, we will discuss key nutrients for fertility, gluten-free food sources, and recipes. Keep reading to learn how to support your fertility with celiac disease through food.
Written by Devorah Steinberg, Revised by Tayler Silfverduk, RDN
There are many nutrients essential for fertility. Among them are folate, zinc, selenium, Omega 3 fatty acids, iron, and Vitamins E, K, and B12.
Eating a balanced gluten-free diet of whole grains, nuts, seeds, fruits, vegetables, and protein can help for two reasons. Firstly, eating such a diet will provide an abundance of these much needed nutrients, and secondly, keeping gluten out of your diet will allow these nutrients to be absorbed fully and utilized fully by the body.
Below are some gluten-free foods for fertility. Read through these foods and find the ones you like or want to explore!
When looking for gluten-free recipes for fertility, recipes with nutrient dense foods are helpful. Especially recipes rich in nutrients specifically at high risk for celiac and gluten-related disorders.
Recipes high in the following nutrients may be especially helpful for both fertility and pregnancy with celiac disease:
Other gluten-free sources of fiber, protein, vitamin K and more may be helpful too. Below are some gluten-free recipes for fertility to inspire you!
Gluten-free breakfasts that support fertility will often have eggs, whole grains, yogurt, and fruits/vegetables. Below are some gluten-free recipes to draw inspiration from when planning your own breakfast to support fertility.
To really pack in nutrients to support fertility at lunch and dinner, think recipes that feature liver, nuts and seeds, leafy greens, and fatty fish like salmon. Below are some recipes to get your brain thinking:
Nuts, seeds, and dried fruits are probably some of the easier snack foods to include in your diet for fertility. Below are some snacks that incorporate those ingredients and more to help prevent infertility:
Dessert is essential to any balanced diet. Restriction easily leads to overeating so making sure you have dessert is essential to fertility. Beyond that, there are some easy ways to boost the nutrients that support fertility in desserts.
Things like add cocoa, incorporating sweet potatoes, and adding in walnuts can all boost fertility benefits of dessert. Below are some examples:
Foods that support fertility tend to be nutrient dense. Nutrient density can help support fertility especially if you are recovering your gut from celiac disease and need to ensure you’re getting enough nutrients to support fertility.
If you’re worried about your diet and if it supports fertility, consider working with a celiac registered dietitian to ensure you’re doing everything you can to support your fertility.