I’ve talked about the benefits of steak on fertility before. It’s a great source of L-arginine, which can improve circulation and in turn boost egg and sperm health. It’s also a good way to get your vitamin B6 (especially if it’s grass-fed beef), which can help to lengthen your luteal phase and increase cervical mucus. My doctor has advised me to eat red meat twice a week so Friday’s have now become steak night!
I’ve paired this steak with a bright, fresh, raw Asian-style salad which is packed full of Vitamin C from the red pepper, mango and lime juice. Vitamin C is an important antioxidant for both men and women’s fertility. Vitamin C is said to improve hormone levels in women, while it improves sperm quality and protects sperm from DNA damage, which can help to reduce the chance of miscarriage and chromosomal problems.
It’s funny how in some relationships you naturally take on certain roles. I’m more organised so tend to plan family and friend get togethers. My husband is more tech savvy so will always be the one to set up new equipment or fix things when they go wrong.
We tend to split the cooking but have very different styles. I am a planner so love to research my meals and shop for the ingredients. He excels at pulling something together from whatever is in the fridge.
Having said that there are certain things I will always leave to the husband no matter how organised or unorganised we are being. For me, those things are omelettes, BBQ meat, roast dinners and steak. I don’t know why – it’s not necessarily that I can’t cook them or don’t enjoy it but it’s just become assumed that these are his bag. And he does them pretty damn well.
So for this post, I have some guest comments from hubby on how to cook the perfect steak!