5 Foods That Make You More Likely to Conceive a Boy

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The debate over whether or not you can guarantee the gender of your baby has been swirling for decades. Some women swear they've found the secret to conceiving a boy or getting pregnant with a girl based on sex positions, time of the year, and more. If you're skeptical, you're not alone ... but scientists now say there may be a legit way to make sure you welcome a bouncing baby boy in the delivery room: food!

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The secret? Eating bananas. Well, bananas and other foods high in potassium. (And no, this has nothing to do with their phallic shape.)

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The study, published by the Royal Society, claims that what a mom eats before conception can affect the gender of her baby. The researchers followed 740 women, who made seven-day food diaries before pregnancy. They found a correlation between high potassium intake and overall high nutrition before conception and a baby's sex.

Want your next baby to be a boy? Then researchers say you should munch on foods that are packed full of potassium and calorically dense.

Some great foods that fit the bill?

    • Bananas (of course)
    • Sweet potato 
    • Halibut
    • White beans 
    • Plain yogurt

Surprisingly, researchers also pointed to cereal as a boy-making food. Of course, there's no guarantee that a change in your diet will absolutely have an impact on your future baby's sex, but it couldn't hurt to try.

You've heard the saying "you are what you eat"? Well, it may actually be that your baby is a product of what you eat.

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