There may be a link to Vitamin A deficiency and infertility. Vitamin A is an essential nutrient that helps to support a women’s fertility. It helps the body to produce more fluid which is nourishing for the sperm to help them live longer.

Vitamin A also assists the follicles in the maturation of the egg and helps to produce hormones needed to aid the fertilized egg into the uterus. If you are one of the 15 percent of American’s who have a vitamin A deficiency, a follicle may not be able to function correctly.

Men also need Vitamin A to protect against free radical damage to sperm, this also decreases the risk of infertility and miscarriage.

Good sources of in season, delicious plant-based Vitamin A are:

Carrots
Mango
Sweet Potatoes
Spinach
Cantaloupe

Vitamin A is important for fertility but just as important it is necessary for proper fetal development, so eating well 3-4 months is important before trying to conceive.