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Foods to Eat to Conceive a Boy

Updated April 17, 2017

If you're hoping to conceive a boy, consume a high calorie diet prior to conception and during early pregnancy. According to a study performed by British researchers (led by Dr. Fiona Mathews) at the University of Exeter, 56 per cent of women who consumed a high calorie diet at conception delivered a boy, while only 45 per cent of women in the low calorie range produced sons. However, attempting to scarf down everything in your fridge won't get you a boy; certain trigger foods seem to be associated with conceiving males.

Potassium

You've probably heard the old wives' tale, "If you want to have a boy, eat bananas." While there is some merit to the tale, it isn't entirely true. If you want to conceive a boy, you can increase your chances by consuming a diet high in potassium. Bananas are certainly not the only way to consume potassium. If you don't want to eat a banana every day, get your daily source of potassium through potatoes, raisins, orange juice and yoghurt.

Breakfast Cereal

Mathews states, "There was also a strong correlation between women eating breakfast cereals and producing sons." Additionally, the study claims that a calcium-rich diet may aid in the quest of producing a baby boy. Naturally, eating breakfast cereal on a regular basis makes for a high consumption of cereal and calcium. Increase your chances of conceiving a boy by making it a point to have at least one bowl of cereal per day moistened with whole milk.

Salty Foods

Consuming a diet high in sodium may be related to conceiving a boy. No further research was performed to thoroughly examine this speculation. However, it may be due in part to the fact that the majority of salt-laden foods also contain a high number of calories (e.g. crisps, meat, prepackaged foods and processed cheese). Salty foods to consume during your pregnancy include seafood that has been deemed safe for consumption during pregnancy, lunch meat and lightly salted peanuts.

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Based in the countryside of New York, Jazmin Espinal has been writing for Demand Studios since 2008. When writing for the Studio, Espinal excels on creating content in the topics of home decor, business development, time management, health and personal care.