8 Foods to Help Conceive a Boy
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Have you been dreaming in blue hues? Maybe you’ve been drawn to camo, sports equipment, and feel prepared to take on the noise and mess that come with wrangling little boys. There might be some help out there for you to actually influence the sex of your future baby.
There was a study done in 2008 by Proceedings of the Royal Society B that said women who consume more than 1,800 calories near the time of conception and who also pair that with an alkaline diet are more inclined to conceive a boy! Why an alkaline diet? Well, it seems that an alkaline pH in the female body favors “boy” sperm (sperm carrying the Y chromosome). So, if you’re up for the challenge and would like to give it a try, throwing together a salad with these alkaline foods might be your ticket into #boymom status!
Here is a list of 8 Foods to Help Conceive a Boy
Spinach is great! It is easy to buy, use and a powerhouse in nutrition. Baby spinach or fully grown it doesn’t matter, they are both incredibly alkalizing.
Kale is also great because of the fantastic properties it has! It’s cancer-fighting, anti-inflammatory, and it’s an antioxidant. It can get a bad rap because most people do not know how to prepare it properly but eating kale 2-3 times per week has amazing health benefits for your body!
Broccoli is wonderful as well to keep on hand for use in your every day meals; it supports the cardiovascular system, the digestive system and the detoxification process. It also supports the immune system because it is an anti-inflammatory.
Avocados are a great source of healthy fats and contain a series of health benefits including: anti-inflammatory properties, heart health, anti-cancer and blood-sugar benefits. Avocados tend to get mixed reviews because of its high fat content, but they are a source of the HEALTHY fats our bodies need so shove those opinions to the side and go make yourself some guacamole!
Celery is highly alkaline and high in water content. Consequently, it can be used as a base in lots of smoothies and soups. It also helps the immune system and inflammation in the body.
Cucumbers are another great vegetable that is high in water content, 95% water. In fact, so they also serve as a great base in smoothies and soups. Cucumbers contain the right amount of lariciresinol, pinoresinol, and secoiso-lariciresinol, (don’t try to pronounce those)–these are are 3 lignans that have been researched in connection too reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, and several cancer types such as breast, uterine, ovarian, and prostate cancers.
Tomatoes are a great source to include in your alkaline heavy diet, they have fantastic properties like aiding in digestion, good source of antioxidants and they help prevent urinary tract infections (UTI).
Bell peppers tend to be a crowd favorite because they’re sweet, crunchy and oh so refreshing. They have been proven to be important in the fight against cardio-vascular disease, type II diabetes, macular degeneration and more. They are also arguably the best source of antioxidants vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin E.
While lots of studies have been done to equally argue that the sperm is the only deciding factor in gender selection. It is interesting that the woman’s Ph can be more tolerable towards one type of sperm than the other. It couldn’t hurt to try this method to try and conceive a boy; if anything you will feel a whole lot healthier!