Pregnant Women who Eat Bananas Have a Higher Chance of Having a Baby boy, Study Says


© Getty Pregnant women who eat bananas have a higher chance of having a baby boy, study says

A rumour has been circulating for years that eating bananas before conception will increase your chances of having a boy. Off the back of this, some soon-to-be-pregnant women will do anything to have a girl, including cutting out the fruit altogether.

Like many other anecdotes of the sort, most people chalk it up to an old wives’ tale. But a study found that there may actually be a little truth to the ditty….

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Researchers surveyed 740 women during their first pregnancy and found that those with a diet high in potassium (one of the main vitamins in bananas) were more likely to have a boy. The same was said for women who had higher calorie and sodium intakes.

One myth that was debunked: Drinking plenty of milk will increase your chances of having a girl. High levels of calcium were linked to the birth of a boy.

You could listen to the fodder and change your diet – or just hope for a happy, healthy baby.