Looking for some foods to increase your chances of conceiving a boy? Are you thinking about expanding your family, and you are ready to head over to the doctor to make sure that you are in great health to starting trying to conceive again? Or are you wanting to get pregnant with your first baby? That is great.You definitely want to see your doctor to make sure that your health is up to par before you try anything. You may also prefer to have either a son or a daughter, or you are not picky and just want to have a baby.
However, if you do prefer to have a son for reasons of your own, don't feel bad about having a preference. I recently wrote about the types of foods to eat and the tips to utilize in order to increase your chances of conceiving a daughter. Now it is time to talk about what foods to eat in order to increase your chances of having a boy, if that is what you prefer.
The first thing to do before anything else is to get to know your cycles well, and to find out when you are ovulating. You will want to take your BBT for three months before you start actively trying to find out when in your cycle the rise in your temperature happens. Because that is an indication that you are ovulating. Once you pinpoint the time in your cycle of ovulation, which you can also confirm with ovulation prediction kits, you will want to make sure that you have intercourse the day before or the day of ovulation.
The male sperm are very quick swimmers but don't last for very long, whereas the female sperm are slow swimmers but can last in your reproductive tract for days! So that is one tip to utilize if you want to increase your odds of having a boy. Now, let's go over the foods to increase your chances of conceiving a boy.
Bananas are full of potassium and are excellent foods to eat in order to help make your system more alkaline so you can increase your chances of having that boy you want.
2. Almonds and Other Nuts
Almonds are a great snack to enjoy as not only do they help your system become more alkaline but they are also highly nutritious! In fact, you may want to have some almonds as your mid-morning snack. Other snacks like pine nuts and walnuts help as well. They are also very filling and contain healthy fats.
3. All Vegetables
You may already be aware that if you consume vegetables in general, except for tomatoes (which is technically a fruit), it will reduce the acidity within your body. Additionally, every important nutrient, including folate, is found in pretty much every vegetable around. You also need to take a folic acid or folate supplement while you are trying to conceive because it will help reduce the odds of neural tube defects in your unborn baby.
Not only do avocados help increase the alkalinity in your body, but they are full of nutrients as well as healthy fats which will help regulate your hormones. Therefore, if you consume plenty of avocados, you will have a better chance of ovulating. Once you are pregnant, keep eating avocados because they will help increase your baby's brain development.
Cherries are not only delicious but they will help reduce your acidity levels as well and are full of nutrients. So you can have a banana for breakfast, along with some nuts, an avocado salad for lunch, and cherries for your afternoon snack!
You may be concerned about eating too many potatoes because they are very starchy and you may already know that if you consume too much starch, it can increase your insulin levels. Therefore, your cycles will be negatively impacted. However, remember that anything in moderation is just fine and you can have a baked potato with your dinner every night. You will be fine and remember that potatoes may be carby but they are full of great nutrients.
7. Evening Primrose Oil Supplement
Researchers have stated, based on studies they have conducted, that women who are trying to conceive who take an EPO supplement every day increase their odds of having a boy.
However, just remember one thing. There are no guarantees that even if you take these steps that you will conceive a boy. But if you stick to these tips while you are trying, your odds are higher! Good luck with it.