You might have heard many old wives tales about eating certain foods can influence the chances of having either a boy or girl baby, but is it true? Can certain foods really influence the chances of conceiving a boy or girl?
Actually there is some science behind this because there are foods that can change the composition of the cervical fluid and pH of the vagina, and that in turn can help or hinder either the male or female sperm from reaching the egg first.
For getting boy babies, you want to try and make your cervical fluid to a low pH level (or alkaline levels) to help the Y chromosome sperm (for a male) reach the egg first.
So which foods are best for getting a boy baby?
Let’s start with breakfast. Studies have shown that women who eat breakfast every morning have nearly doubled their chances of conceiving a boy. The reason is that eating kick starts the metabolism, and you want your metabolism working as soon as possible in the day to help put your body in the optimum condition.
But skip the bacon and eggs, it’s good old cereal that’s best for a boy. The best cereal to choose is one that is high in fiber and also contains healthy vitamins and minerals such as All Bran.
If you like, follow up your breakfast with a banana. Eating banana’s is very beneficial for making the cervical fluid more alkaline which is beneficial to the male sperm. Banana’s are high in potassium, and this is what influences the pH levels of the vagina. The more alkaline, the better the Y chromosome sperm likes it.
But banana’s are not the only food that is high in potassium. You also have nuts, figs, apricots and baked potatoes with the skin on them.
There are also more foods that can have a alkalizing effect on the vagina including nearly all vegetables (although skip the corn). Green leafy vegetables are your best bet to add to your dinner plate each evening.
Now that you know what to eat, what about what to drink?
Well good old water is beneficial not only for conceiving a boy but fertility in general, but what I bet you didn’t know is that orange juice can also lower the pH of your cervical fluid. Most people assume that orange juice would be acidic, but it actually has an alkalizing effect on the body making it a great choice if you are trying to get pregnant with a boy.
As you can see, eating to conceive a boy baby is actually quite a healthy diet, but there is still a lot more that you can do.
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