If you're actively trying to get pregnant, you are probably aware that a healthy diet and regular exercise are important. Here are 5 great foods that will boost our chances of conceiving!

1. Beans

Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health looked at nearly 19,000 female nurses who were actively trying to get pregnant and found that infertility was 39% more likely in women with the highest intake of animal protein. But women who ate a lot of plant protein were much more likely to conceive. There are lots of ready-to-eat bean varieties at your local supermarket. So throw garbanzo beans into a salad, or make a vegetarian chili. Don't like beans? Lentils, tofu, edamame, and nuts are good plant-based proteins as well.

2. Full fat milk products

Yes this includes ice cream and cheese! For once you have a great excuse to treat yourself! Studies have shown that one or two daily servings of whole milk or whole milk products (like ice cream!) protect against ovulatory infertility. Skim and low-fat milk, surprisingly, do the opposite. So while you are trying to get pregnant, ditch the lower fat options! However, don't go overboard, though. Try replacing one low-fat milk item a day with a full-fat one. (And don't forget to compensate for the extra calories elsewhere in your diet and to keep exercising.)

3. Leafy greens

Spinach, romaine, rocket, broccoli, and other dark leafy greens are high in folate, a B vitamin that a few studies have shown may improve ovulation. Be sure to share the salad with your guy; men who get higher doses of folate make healthier sperm, potentially reducing the chances of miscarriage or genetic problems in the baby. Researchers at the University of California Berkeley's Public School of Health surveyed 97 nonsmoking men who had no prior history of fertility problems and found that men who had the highest intake of the vitamin had nearly a 20% reduction in the number of abnormal sperm.

4. Pumpkin Seeds

They're high in non-heme iron, the type of iron found in certain plant food and iron-fortified foods. One study found that women who regularly took an iron supplement (which is non-heme iron) were 40% less likely to have trouble getting pregnant than those who didn't take iron. Toast pumpkin seeds in the oven for a crunchy (and baby-boosting) snack.

5. Wild Salmon

This cold-water fish is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which may help to regulate reproductive hormones and increase blood flow to the reproductive organs. Salmon is also lower in mercury than other fatty fish. Note: Stay away from shark, swordfish and king mackerel, if you're trying to get pregnant as they contain higher levels of mercury.