Feb 1, 2021
In this episode of Food, Freedom, and Fertility, Caitlin Johnson & Sophia Pavia discuss the food group of fats and the role fats play in fertility, identifying fats with healthy nutrient contents which inherently support ovulation and pregnancy. Not all fats are the same and in this episode, Caitlin & Sophia make an effort to explain how and why it’s important to consider the right fats when aiming for a healthy fertility journey.
Turns out, in order to achieve fertility, you need fats. Fats hold the responsibility of sustaining many different types of tissues in the body necessary for fertility, all of which need reassurance that your body has a sustainable food source from ovulation until delivery. When approaching fats, it’s important to remember a term called fat-soluble vitamins, which include a number of vitamins, all of which are discussed in this episode with specific examples in real, adaptable context. The term, fat-soluble, comes into play, as these distinct vitamins need fat in order to absorb into your system. An example of one vitamin discussed that isn’t always a top priority for medical professionals to check levels of is Vitamin D. In this episode, Sophia & Caitlin discuss the natural forms of Vitamin D, which may come to some as a surprise, does not include Milk. Aside from fat-soluble vitamins, fat is also important in the way it supplies the body with essential fatty acids. These fatty acids are what your body uses to make tissues so, along with the fat-soluble vitamins, these acids are important in fertility as they reassure your body that it is ready and safe to make and feed a baby for 9 months.
While identifying foods that consist of the right type of fat, Caitlin & Sophia also dive into the uses of certain cooking tools like olive oil, coconut oil, and butter. Debunking common misconceptions between those natural oils and artificial oils like canola oil. Caitlin and Sophia also discuss fat in terms of its connection to protein and fiber so listeners can route the most efficient path when consuming the right food groups. They continue to explain the relationship between healthy fats and high fiber vegetables, illustrating how these two food groups can collaborate in a helpful and perhaps surprisingly healthy way. Caitlin and Sophia focus on rectifying the facts about fat, outlining a path to successfully link listeners to healthy fats in order to achieve fertility and meet their family goals.