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Fruit of the Womb
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Fruit of the Womb

I am sure all you laydeez will love this information! (Especially those of you who are thinking of starting families). Things you didn’t know you didn't know (yes, that's a deliberate repetition!) about aubergines, avocados and pears. It is not just a coincidence that these fruits and veg all resemble the female reproductive system in their shape, as they target the health and function of the uterus and cervix. Here are some fascinating facts I have discovered about them:

Aubergines These members of the squash family are known for balancing hormones and helping female fertility, as they are rich in natural phyto-oestrogens, chemicals in plants that are similar to female hormones (It’s quite appropriate that they are also known as EGG plants, isn’t it?!)

Pears These fruits are extremely nutritious generally, especially for pregnant women or those trying to conceive. They prevent high blood-pressure and stroke, and they are also rich in folic acid, which helps to prevent neural tube defects in babies. Additionally pear-shaped women are the ones who are considered to be the most fertile!

Avocados My favourite of the three, not only because they taste awesome, but also because of their numerous nutritional benefits, one of which is related to human fertility. Avocado was considered the “fertility fruit” in ancient times by the Aztecs, for men as well as women. One reason for this is that it has a high vitamin E content. Today’s research shows that when women eat one avocado per week it balances their hormones, sheds excess baby weight and helps to prevent cervical cancers. A recent study by the Harvard School of Public Health showed that avocados and olive oil could help women trying to conceive through IVF – they could triple their chances of conception (due to the mono-unsaturated fat in these foodstuffs). Women hoping to conceive have been advised to eat an avocado every day.

PS The stone in the avocado resembles a baby in the womb and it takes exactly NINE months for one avocado to grow from a blossom to a ripened fruit!

(That is an avocado tree in the picture, with the two children, which seemed fitting!)

Isn’t nature wonderful???


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  1. pftsusan
    #2. Very interesting. So pear shaped woman are considered to be more fertile? And pears with their folic acid, assist the unborn. While alvacados balance the hormones while cutting down on the cancers. Good blog.
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  2. Akanksha
    Thanks for the info..this is good!
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  3. Anita Vegana
    Yes, a baby avocado tree in the picture! I had heard about the benefits of pears for women due to its shape, but never heard the details, nor made the connection with aubergines and avocadoes, either. These three products are part of my favourites, so when I want a family, I won't have problems, it seems! I voted.
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  4. Diane
    Very interesting info. Voted.
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  5. Carolyn
    Vote #7! Great research! Enjoyed reading the article!
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  6. Roopam
    Thats great information...thanx for sharing these details...voted!
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  7. SnakeWitch
    This is very useful info, Maggie. Thanks! Voted, of course! Check out my new piece, Can An Omnivore Be Ethical?, and do... well, you know!
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  8. dianabart
    I love how the foods we eat resemble the organs they nourish the most, this is the most simple concept to nutrition available. thanks for sharing. Voted and shared!
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  9. nicolealex800
    I was married at 32 and immediately tried to get pregnant. When I was unable to conceive I had blood tests for fertility and was told that I had an FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) of 54 and would not be able to have children. Even though the doctors knew that I had been diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis since age 25, no one bothered to check my thyroid levels. my TSH was measured at .001. My Synthroid dosage was lowered. a friend advise me to contact a spiritualist who help with fertility with her medicine, i collected her contact an explain my situation to her she prepared for me a herbal medicine which i took as describe I by her. became pregnant very quickly, I had a successful pregnancy. I have my baby august 2014. to get pregnant at age 35 with my 2nd child in september 2016, thank you mama , this is her email contact if you require her help
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    1. Veganara
      Congratulations nicolealex800! Great news. Yes, I believe in the power of herbs too.
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