could be what little boys are made of, according to surprising new
research suggesting that what a woman eats before pregnancy influences
the gender of her baby.
Having a hearty
appetite, eating potassium-rich foods including bananas, and not
skipping breakfast all seemed to raise the odds of having a boy.
The British research is billed as the first in humans to show a link between a woman’s diet and whether she has a boy or girl.
is not proof, but it fits with evidence from test tube fertilization
that male embryos thrive best with longer exposure to nutrient-rich lab
cultures, said Dr. Tarun Jain. He is a fertility specialist at
University of Illinois at Chicago who wasn’t involved in the study.
It just might be that it takes more nutrients to build boys than girls, he said