Nutrition

Food and liquids are the body's primary source of energy and plays a huge part in your overall health. Ovia has several healthy recipes, tips, and tested recommendations for nutritional changes people can try. This also includes how nutrition may impact fertility, and foods to strengthen the body through certain health conditions, like getting pregnant.

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Disordered eating and fertility: Questions to ask yourself

the best pregnancy test and ovulation predictor kit

The best fertility aids

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Nutrition to boost male fertility

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Healthy snack food alternatives

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Do you really need to start taking prenatal vitamins before conception?

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Foods to fix iron-deficiency anemia

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What to look for in a prenatal supplement

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Why might miscarriages happen: Common causes

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Can I conceive after an ectopic pregnancy?

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9 nutrition tips when trying to conceive

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Why do you keep hearing about “toxins”?

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Alternative therapies for fertility

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Talking to a male partner about his fertility

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Proper hydration and fertility

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Preparing your body for pregnancy

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How fertility and vegetarian diets work

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The ABCs of TTC: The acronyms you need to know when trying to conceive

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Lights, camera, conception! A pre-pregnancy checklist

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Fertility tips: The importance of water

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Fertility tips: Go organic

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Four nutrition tips to improve male fertility

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Should you be taking a prenatal vitamin when TTC?

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The most important nutrients to include in your preconception diet

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Seven things to avoid while TTC

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Five herbal supplements used to boost fertility

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Trying to conceive in a bigger body

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Trying to conceive in a smaller body

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Can herbal remedies help me get pregnant?

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The 24 weirdest fertility myths

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Am I seeing signs of early pregnancy?

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Am I too stressed to get pregnant?

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18 tips to get pregnant faster that actually work

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Lifestyle changes that may boost your fertility to improve your chances of conceiving

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Best herbs for fertility

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Nine nutritious foods to help boost your fertility

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A healthy lifestyle today can lead to a healthy pregnancy tomorrow: what you can do now

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Nutrition to promote fertility

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From superfoods to smoking: what can help and hurt your fertility

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Getting pregnant: How long should it take?

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Understanding abs

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Four common workout injuries and how to avoid them

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Eating well with PCOS

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The importance of strength training

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Investigating the 2,000 calorie diet

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Five “superfoods” that might not be so super

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Tracking your food and drink intake with Ovia

Coconuts and coconut oil.

Coconut oil: the (controversial) crowd-pleaser

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Fertility recipes: honey, lemon, and ginger tea

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Fertility recipes: cranberry orange scones with whole wheat flour and Greek yogurt

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Managing depression in everyday life: Helpful routines

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Wild vs. farmed fish: unraveling the truth

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A beginner’s guide to exercise: starting at square one

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It’s not easy getting greens: Six ways to get more vegetables in your life

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How to start an exercise routine – and stick with it

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Helpful facts about migraines

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Getting pregnant with Ovia: Your quick start guide

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From food pyramids to “MyPlate”: USDA food guides and what they mean for you

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Oils are awesome: From olive to argan, the best oils you didn’t realize

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So you’ve decided to give up dairy…

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What’s the deal with gluten?

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Seafood and mercury levels: What you should know

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Good for you or good for nothing? What you should know about taking a multivitamin

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Six meals to boost your greens

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Low-dose aspirin: What’s the deal?

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Healthy bowel habits

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Endometriosis

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Nutritious salad dressing options

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Are you getting your omegas? 

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Go green: Six ways to work more greens into your diet

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The good, the bad, the misunderstood: What you need to know about fats

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Fertility recipes: avocado, pomegranate, and jicama salad with creamy avocado dressing

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From cervical fluid to sleep: How tracking your body’s signs and symptoms can identify when you ovulate

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Fertility recipes: light cauliflower fried ‘rice’

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Fertility recipes: winter spinach salad with pomegranate, apple, and quinoa

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Fertility recipes: vegetarian lasagna soup with zucchini and mushrooms

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Five vegetables for people who hate vegetables

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Fertility recipes: classic tomato, basil, and garlic bruschetta

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Fertility recipes: almond butter chocolate chunk cookies

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Fertility recipes: curried carrot shorba

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Fertility recipes: cucumber salad with white wine vinaigrette

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Fertility recipes: roasted chipotle, lime, and garlic chickpeas

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Fertility recipes: zucchini tomato tian with pine nuts

A healthy recipe of lamb, quinoa, and lentils, that can help boost fertility.

Fertility recipes: Lamb koftas with date lentil quinoa and yogurt coconut creamed spinach

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Fertility recipes: kale salad with pickled pumpkin, cilantro, and lime

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Fertility recipes: avocado almond joy truffles

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Fertility recipes: sesame beef and vegetable stir fry with soy and ginger 

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Five exercise myths busted

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Fertility recipes: moroccan spiced lentils with kale and black rice 

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Fertility recipes: gluten-free chocolate chip cookies

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Fertility recipes: garlicky roasted carrot soup

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Using smart technology to make your life easier: how Ovia Fertility works

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Can my diet help prevent PMS? Here are the details

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Fertility recipes: Crème brulee

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Could I have PCOS?

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How much exercise is too much?

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What is anovulation?

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Are my periods irregular?

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Fertility recipes: chicken noodle soup

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Fertility recipes: pumpkin blueberry muffins

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Fertility recipes: mediterranean pasta

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Fertility recipes: apple and pumpkin oatmeal

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Fertility recipes: good, old fashioned, morning oatmeal

A plate of stir fry brussel sprouts with garlic.

Fertility recipes: stir fried garlic brussel sprouts

A bowl of Caramelized onion hummus.

Fertility recipes: caramelized onion hummus

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Fertility recipes: kale and cabbage salad

A crock pot quinoa and veggie stew.

Fertility recipes: crock pot quinoa and veggie stew

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Fertility recipes: chicken red Thai curry

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Fertility recipes: simple and sweet potato burgers

A bowl of sweet potato soup with croutons made from this recipe.

Fertility recipes: sweet potato soup and cheese croutons

A bowl of butternut squash from this recipe with oranges next to the bowl on the table.

Fertility recipes: butternut squash barley risotto

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Fertility recipes: salmon en papillote

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Fertility recipes: roasted cauliflower salad

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Fertility recipes: almond butter granola

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Fertility recipes: stuffed delicata squash

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Fertility recipes: mint limeade mocktail

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Fertility recipes: chocolate gingerbread brownies

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PCOS

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The meaning behind dark urine

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Bloating: Helpful information and tips

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Infrequent urination: What causes it and can it be avoided?

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Increased thirst: Do you need to drink more water?

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What really causes hiccups?

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Hemorrhoids: What you should know

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Smelling really good lately? Here’s why your body might be doing it

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What is acid reflux?

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Experiencing frequent infections? What your body might be trying to say

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Fainting 101: Why does it happen?

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The reasons behind excessive sweating

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Cloudy or strong-smelling urine: Is it something to worry about?