Gender Selection Diet
One of the most popular gender selection pregnancy techniques that women are interested in
is a gender selection diet. There are many different gender selection diet theories. There are some that have
some support from research, whereas others are merely regarded as old wives' tales or myths and may actually raise
medical questions. However, many of the diet methods that do not have scientific evidence are still widely believed
by women who claim to have had previous success with selecting their own baby's gender by what they ate prior to
ovulation before becoming pregnant.
While it is a known fact that the type of sperm that fertilizes the egg determines the gender of the baby,
the mother's body chemistry may also play a part in deciding which type of sperm enters the egg. Here are some of
the most common gender selection diet tips that are thought to influence the mother's reproductive environment for
conceiving a boy or girl. (Remember, these are just theories that could possibly influence a baby's
gender; there are no guarantees).
How to conceive a boy diet theories
Eat a highly alkaline diet. This includes foods that have low acidity such as red meats, eggs, beans, peas,
bread, corn, and raisins. The theory behind this conception diet is that Y (boy) sperm thrive in a more alkaline
environment, so if a woman can change her body pH (including vaginal pH) to be more alkaline, a baby boy is more
likely to be conceived.
Eat a diet that includes foods that are high in potassium, such as bananas. This theory actually has some
scientific evidence from a 2008 medical study that does support potassium gender selection for boys.
Eat a diet that is high in sodium. This includes any and all salty foods such as pretzels and soups.
Eat a well balanced diet that is high in vitamins and minerals. There is some scientific support
for this method as well, seen from the same 2008 medical study that supports potassium. Women who ate
breakfast more often and eat cereal daily (high in vitamins) are more likely to conceive boys.
How to conceive a girl diet theories
Eat an acidic diet that includes highly acidic foods such as oranges, grapefruits, and citrus juices. The
theory behind this conception diet is the reverse of the boy diet. X (girl) sperm thrive in a more acidic
environment, so if a woman can change her body pH (vaginal pH included) to be more acidic, it is more likely that
she will conceive a girl.
The calcium magnesium diet gender selection is a popular theory to conceive a girl. This involves eating
foods that are high in these minerals. Magnesium rich foods, include spinach, almonds, cashews, sunflower
seeds and pumpkin seeds. Calcium rich foods include milk, yogurt, and cheese.
Many herbal and dietary supplements are also promoted to help women conceive a girl, such as those made by Lydia
Pinkham. It is important to know that there are no dietary or herbal supplements that are recommended for gender
selection. There has been no scientific evidence whatsoever that they work and there are some that can actually
There are many methods other than a baby diet that may help conceive your chosen gender. The
simple, natural gender selection techniques include knowing your ovulation calendar for gender selection
conception, and looking at the Chinese gender calendar. Other, more complicated ways to conceive gender
selection babies include genetic gender selection procedures such as IVF, microsort,
and other fertility methods.