If you’re already thinking about kids, I’m pretty sure you already know whether you want a baby boy or a baby girl. Some want a baby boy first, then a girl because the kor kor can help to protect the mei mei. Others want a girl first because jie jie can take care of di di. Do you feel this way too? If you do, here are some old wives’ tales on the type of food you should eat to get the baby boy or girl that you’ve always wanted. (Note: These are not scientifically proven, but rather, passed down through the times. Please do not take this article over the medical advice given by your doctor (if any) because, well, we’re not doctors.)
For a Cute Baby Boy
It is believed that vitamin C aids in conceiving baby boys, so you should incorporate fruits that are high in vitamin C into your diet, namely citrus fruits. It is better to eat them in their raw, unaltered form so that the alkalizing properties still remain. Fruits such as lemons, grapefruits and limes are ideal choices.
Bananas are rich in potassium, which have been proven to help in the survival of male sperm. Besides, bananas are also a very healthy snack which contain a lot of minerals and vitamins which are good for the body.
Mushrooms are known to contain an abundance of vitamins and minerals – particularly vitamin D and potassium which are essential in your quest for a bouncing baby boy. It should be added to your meals if you want to up your chances of getting pregnant with a male offspring.
The male sperm is delicate and needs the right pH levels for a successful conception. Eat tomatoes to help balance the sodium-potassium levels in your body and also to achieve the suitable alkaline pH levels. Tomatoes have high vitamin C content, which is known to aid in the conception of a baby boy.
Male embryos are very fragile and need a nutrient rich environment to thrive. Thus, it is recommended that you consume starchy foods that will be broken down into glucose in your body. A high glucose and high-calorie diet are beneficial to conceive a baby boy, but a more balanced diet should be consumed after you get pregnant.
For baby girl
Calcium helps to decrease alkaline levels in your body which can hinder the X-chromosomes from fertilising the egg. Consume food such as butter, milk and sesame seeds to enrich your diet with calcium.
Dark, leafy, green vegetables
You should eat vegetables that are rich in magnesium as it has been proven that magnesium improves your chances of getting pregnant with a girl. Spinach, broccoli, or other green leafy vegetables are good choices.
Female sperm prefers low sodium conditions, so you should cut out the salt in your diet. Avoid food such as processed meat, blue cheeses, salted food and also the amount of salt in your own cooking. Cutting out salt not only increases your chances of getting a little princess but is also healthier in the long run.
Add more magnesium to your daily diet with some nice fish steaks. Fish are excellent sources of vitamin D and omega 3 fatty acids which are healthy for the body. Besides, they also contain magnesium that is important in conceiving a baby girl. Try fishes such as mackerel, salmon, tuna and halibut.
Berries have been shown to decrease the pH levels in your body, making it more acidic and harder for male sperm to survive. Berries are low in calories as well, making it easier to have a female baby as male sperm prefer high-calorie environment. Only eat raw, unprocessed berries as processed berries tend to have a lot of sugar, which can cause gestational diabetes.
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