Getting plenty of fruit and veggies into your diet is key to nourishing your fertility and overall health. A really great way to amp up the nourishment in your diet is through incorporating a good, healthy broth. Often broths contain bones or other animal products as its base, and for some, this is not a desirable option. So, when I found this recipe I just had to share…
Veggie broth is fantastic at boosting your immune system and supporting your digestive health, both of which are important when wanting to support a health conception and pregnancy. Many of us are suffering from bacterial overgrowth, inflammation, viruses, yeast overgrowth and many other diseases that may be affecting fertility health, and the absolute best way to get on top of all of these is through what you eat. Using food as medicine will not only starve of any unwanted nasty visitors (ie. bacteria or viruses) in the body, it will reduce inflammation, nourish and regulate all normal body functions and optimise the health of the reproductive system.
So let’s get brothing…
Veggie Broth Recipe
4 carrots, chopped or 1 sweet potato, cubed
2 stalks of celery, roughly chopped
2 onions, sliced
1 cup parsley, finely chopped
1 cup of shiitake mushrooms, fresh or dried (optional)
2 tomatoes, chopped (optional)
1 bulb of garlic (about 6-8 cloves), minced
1 inch of fresh ginger root
1 inch of fresh turmeric root
2 tablespoons dulse flakes or kelp powder
8 cups of water
Optional: Chili peppers or red pepper flakes
- Place all the ingredients in a pot and bring to a gentle boil.
- Once boiling, turn heat down to low and allow to simmer for about an hour.
- Strain and sip for a mineral rich, healing and restorative broth or leave the veggies in to enjoy as a light healing soup.
Feel free to enjoy a cup of this fertility loving broth warmed up each day or use it to cook with. Get creative and enjoy all the benefits of this nourishing broth as often as you like.
I found this recipe on the Medical Medium Website and just absolutely loved the ingredients (though I may have combined two of his broth recipes to make it more nourishing for fertility health). So much fertility loving stuff going on here and I just knew that those wanting to cut back on their animal protein intake or follow a vegetarian/vegan lifestyle would benefit greatly from this broth. I use this broth as the water when cooking my quinoa or millet, especially when doing the absorption method, it adds so much flavour. Happy broth sipping.. Learn more about our IVF Support Program or Natural Fertility Support Program here.
Leigh is the founder and primary practitioner at Spring Acupuncture, Fertility and Pregnancy Clinic. She is a passionate and qualified acupuncturist and expert in natural fertility, IVF support, pregnancy and women’s health.
Leigh has worked many years as an Anaesthetic Technician at the Mater Mothers and Adults Hospital here in Brisbane and is currently completing her Masters in Reproductive Medicine through the University of New South Wales. Through combining her vast Western and Eastern medical knowledge, Leigh is able to assist her clients to achieve their fertility and health goals. Leigh strongly believes that through optimizing your health on a physical, physiological and psychological level you will be in the best state possible as you travel along your personal fertility journey.
Photo credit: Medical Medium
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