Watermelon Fertility Pops

September 3, 2019 By Sarah WhiteNo Comments

Watermelon may just be one of nature’s greatest super foods; these watermelon fertility pops are delicious, easy to make, and may even improve your odds of getting pregnant.

Watermelon improves fertility because it can help your body produce more glutathione, which is important for egg quality. Glutathione is the body’ main antioxidant and a must-have for healthy ovaries since it can improve egg quality and protects your mitochondria. Your ovarian follicles also require a generous dose of glutathione to produce stronger embryos. Deficiency in this antioxidant is related to premature ovarian aging and higher infertility rates.

The summer super fruit may also improve male fertility since it’s rich in a nutrient called lycopene. This antioxidant can help male sperm motility issues and research shows that it can increase the sperm volume by up to 67%. It also protects sperm from oxidative damage to improve sperm morphology by 63%. Watermelon can also improve arousal and enhance sexual function in men because it’s rich in an amino acid called citrulline, which is converted into the amino acid arginine. Arginine is a well-researched nitric oxide precursor that helps to relax and dilate blood vessels to enhance blood flow to reproductive organs.

To make these watermelon fertility pops simply stick a popsicle stick into the bottom of watermelon slices and sprinkle with bee pollen and crushed salted pistachios.

If you have more questions, or if you live near Oakville and are interested in a customized fertility support program you can book your first in-person visit here.

If you’d like to work together and you’re not a resident of Ontario*, or if you do live in Ontario and you’d prefer an online consultation you can book online with Dr. Sarah here. 

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This information is not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your Naturopathic doctor or primary care physician. Do not use the information in this document for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. Always speak with your Naturopathic doctor before taking any medication or nutritional or herbal or using any treatment for a health problem. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, contact your health care provider promptly. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking professional advice because of something you have read online.

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Mauren Meneses says

MAY 13, 2021 AT 8:15 AM

Hormonal issues and nutritional help

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