That was the headline for a CNN article, and you know I had to read it! I was wondering how a banana could do that.
Turns out you have to eat them.
It seems that researchers in England spent untold amounts of money studying to see if what a woman eats before she conceives will influence the gender of her baby. They were trying to test some of the old wives tales about choosing your baby’s sex. You can skip over to the Baby Center to see some other folk “wisdom.” Those old wives were pretty obsessed with sexual positions! Who would have thought?
Yes, the researchers found that women who eat lots of bananas tend to have baby boys.
So, I’m wondering if eating lots of mangoes makes little girls? Ba dump bump. Ahem.
Seriously, in this study, scientists evaluated 740 women in their first time pregnancies to try to determine if the mother’s eating habits are connected to the baby’s gender. They found that women who ate food with high levels of potassium, high levels of calcium, or who ate cereals tended to have boys. In fact, women who had high caloric intake seemed to be more prone to having boys while women who restricted their diets most often had girls.
Hmmm. And, this is important why? It was always my opinion that you took the child you got and were delighted if it was healthy. What’s the deal with spending this kind of money on something that stupid? We could be spending the money to help prevent global warming, help cure cancer, or feed the children who are already on the planet?
I’m going to start designing “studies” and see if I can get in on some of this free grant money action. I’m just delighted that the study was done in England, because if my tax dollars were being spent on such foolishness I’d go apoplectic.
Y’all don’t tell me how my tax dollars are being spent. I’m living in blissful ignorance.
Sheesh. Bananas. Somebody is nuttier than a fruitcake.