Posted on Feb 25, 2009 | Comments 0
Researchers have discovered that whether or not you eat breakfast and what you have for breakfast can actually affect your child’s gender.
Studies have found that those who eat breakfast are more likely to give birth to boys and those who skip breakfast are more likely to have girls.
Also, the overall calorie intake indicates whether or not the child will be a boy, with those consuming more calories being more likely to have boys.
Why is this happening?
The sex of the child is not really determined by the food, but by random genetics. But the human body is more likely to carry a female when malnourished due to the fewer nutrient demands put on a mother by female infants.
This can explain the increase in female births due to dieting. Also, the fact that breakfasts are commonly skipped explains the increase in female births.
Women who have male infants often have better diets with a wider range of nutrients, one of the most important nutrients for conceiving a son is potassium.
What food should women eat before and during pregnancy?
Folic acid is one of the most important nutrients (Pregnancy nutrition) for a healthy pregnancy. Foods that are high in folic acid include: cereal, tortillas, bread, pasta, lentils, black-eyed peas, chickpeas, sunflower seeds, okra, orange juice, spinach, asparagus, collards and grapefruit.
Besides folic acid, women who are pregnant or want to get pregnant should have a variety of vitamins and minerals in their diet.
Dairy products, iron-rich products and vitamin C-rich products like broccoli, papaya, tomatoes, green peppers, honeydew, oranges and sprouts are recommended.
Iron-rich foods to include in your diet include beef, chicken, clams, crab, egg yolk, lamb, fish, oysters, brussel sprouts, lima beans, sweet potatoes, beans, peas, apricots, dried fruits, plums, prune juice, watermelon, pretzels, peanuts and molasses.
Vitamin A is important, which includes carrots, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, spinach and squash.
What foods you shouldn’t eat?
Alcohol is the worst thing you can consume while pregnant or trying to get pregnant, leading to birth defects such as fetal alcohol syndrome. Caffeine and other drugs should be minimized during pregnancy.
Fat, cholesterol, and foods rich in Mercury can be horrible for your child. Raw fish and soft cheeses are also terrible to eat during pregnancy.
In what other ways can you influence the gender of your baby?
There is actually a medical way to choose the gender of your baby (Gender selection). This medical procedure is very expensive and is only done in cases where the mother or father has a genetic disorder passed down from generation to generation.
Also, there are times during the ovulation cycle when a woman is more likely to have a son or a daughter.