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Regardless of what you choose in life–whether to be a mom or spend your whole life as the cool auntie–it is important to have healthy ovaries.
Just like in so many things, we often take our ovaries for granted until it’s a little too late or until we’ve already developed diseases that could have been prevented.
Sad but it’s true.
Some of the most common ovarian diseases are cysts, ovarian cancer, and PCOS or polycystic ovary syndrome.
Much of women’s fertility depends on ovarian health. So I can’t stress this enough: take good care of your ovaries!
What does it mean to have healthy ovaries?
Of course, we can’t see our ovaries. That makes it hard to keep in check. We simply don’t know what’s going on in there.
However, there are signs that can tell you whether or not you have healthy ovaries.
A lot of women experience all sorts of problems regarding their bodies and you may not know that it already points towards ovarian problems.
For example, there are many of us who suddenly experience weight fluctuations. This means they gain or lose weight very rapidly.
This is very alarming and can be very frustrating given that there are so many of us who are body-conscious. (And that’s not a bad thing, body image is important, especially to our mental health.)
What are the things you can do to make sure your ovaries are healthy?
Healthy ovary tips you can do at home
If there’s something I want to tell everyone who visits our site it’s this: drink water!
It’s a great addition to your skincare because it promotes clear and radiant skin but enough about beauty.
Drinking enough water can improve your overall health which in turn will have a lasting effect on your ovaries.
You must have heard of someone telling you to drink eight glasses per day. However, experts suggest that this number may not be right for everyone.
Instead, take into account your weight in pounds. That number shall be the amount of water you have to drink in ounces.
Yes, that’s a lot and it’s very hard to stick to, especially when you’re very busy. But if you strive to drink as much, you’ll reap the benefits in no time.
Improved blood circulation can help maintain ovarian health because your reproductive system requires oxygen to function well.
It doesn’t have to be a full workout plan. You can start with walking every morning in your neighborhood or jogging 3-4 times a week. Yoga is also a very good option.
Foods for healthy ovaries and uterus
Same with drinking water, eating healthy food should be everyone’s priority. Burgers and fries aren’t bad if you eat them from time to time but you have to make sure that you receive all the nutrients for your body needs.
This is especially important in maintaining healthy ovaries because they too need attention.
You’d want to include more broccoli and leafy vegetables to your diet. Ginger and turmeric have excellent antioxidant properties.
You’d want to avoid processed foods if you want to stay healthy down there. Cutting down on sugar will also be good for you.
Among the best fruits for women’s health are those that contain lycopene such as tomatoes, papayas, and guavas.
Say no to too much alcohol and caffeine
There’s nothing wrong with having your daily caffeine fix but if you’re used to downing more than 4 cups a day, that might cause problems for your ovaries.
Limit your intake to 200-400mg of caffeine per day.
Same goes with alcohol. You have to watch just how much you’re drinking. A drink a day is good.
Smoking has proven to have numerous bad effects on our health. I don’t even get how this addiction started in the first place!
Quitting can be very hard but you’d want to do this as soon as possible.
Tobacco use has been found out to be among the risk factors of mucinous type ovarian cancer. Women who want to be moms should also avoid them because it can affect their pregnancy as early as conception stage.
Vitamins for healthy ovaries
Supplements can also keep your ovaries healthy. You might want to start taking Vitamin D and Omega-3. These can also be acquired from food such as salmon, walnuts, soy milk, egg yolks, and so many others.
Keeping our ovaries healthy will not only increase our chances of conceiving, but it will also promote an overall healthy living. If you know more about how to keep ovaries healthy naturally, leave a comment for us and other mums and dads out there!