- Publish Date
- Tuesday, 11 September 2018, 2:00PM
People suggest some crazy things to pregnant women...
For example, carrying the baby lower in the abdomen isn't a sign that it's a boy, or a girl, or anything other than an indication your abdominal muscles have loosened up a bit.
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But one old wives tale that's been circulating for years is that eating bananas before conception will increase your chances of having a boy.
Surprisingly science has proven that this wacky gender prediction is actually factual.
A recent dietary study of 740 women showed that mothers who ate more potassium, a key nutrient found in bananas, before they got pregnant, were more likely to have a boy.
High levels of calcium and sodium were also linked to the birth of a boy.
So if you want to have a girl, our advice is to stay away from bananas!