LONDON: In olden times pregnant ladies diet was taken care of very cautiously. She was supplied with nutrients and various vitamins. But now the news researches have claimed that there is a link between mother’s diet and gender of the child.
A team of scientists at Oxford University and Exeter University has established that women can control the sex of their child by what they eat about the time of conception, the ‘Biological Sciences’ journal reported.
The study proposes that women who want a son need to eat a munificent bowl of cereals for breakfast and bananas, use more salt and boost their in general daily food intake by 400 calories the equivalent of a meal.
“We have evidence of a ‘natural’ mechanism that means that women appear to be already controlling the sex of their offspring by their diet,” said Fiona Mathews.
The Research focused on 740 first time pregnant mothers in Britain, who were asked to provide records of their eating habits before and during the early stages of pregnancy.
The researchers found that 56 % of females with the highest energy intake around the time of conception had boys, compared to just 45 % among women with the lowest energy intake.
Females who had sons were also more probable to have eaten a higher quantity and diversity of nutrients, including calcium, potassium and vitamins C, E and B12. They were also probable to have eaten mealtime cereals.