Anyone who is a mother will have heard that if your belly is low that you are going to have a boy child. But science has always been skeptical of these old wive's tales. Science does, however, have a lot to say about what we eat and baby gender, especially the link between potassium levels and male babies.
More potassium, more male babies.
A study published by the Royal Society shows that the foods a mother eats immediately before becoming pregnant can influence the gender of the baby. Their researchers analyzed a group of 740 women from the UK during their first pregnancy.
None of them knew the gender of their babies, but they did know what they had been eating. The authors of the report noted that across the births, those mothers that had eaten higher levels of potassium had given birth to a higher percentage of male babies than those who had not.
As well as cereals
Researchers also found that those women who ate cereal for breakfast before falling pregnant were more likely to conceive a male, rather than a female baby.
Now you know, if you, or any of your family really want to have a boy child then it is important to include foods rich in potassium such as banana, carrot, lettuce and cauliflower in their daily diets.
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