What decides the skin colour of your baby?


In the Indian society, people fancy fair skin shades and many expectant parents want their child to look fair.

Understanding the lurking mindset in every parent, many granny tales have been knit that suggest that certain foods consumed by the expectant mothers can have an effect on the complexion of the baby.

Here’s the truth on skin colour of your baby:

Skin colour is completely dependant on the result of genes inherited from the child’s biological parents. Despite understanding the concept of genetics of skin colour in children, our ancestors still recommend consumption of few foods to expectant mothers. The reason behind this practice is, these foods comprise of various essential nutrients vital  for the health of the mom and baby.

Why foods are associated with skin colour of the baby?

So, to motivate moms-to- be to prioritize  consumption of these nutritious foods, the baby’s skin colour has been hooked up with a few foods.

Let’s look at some of the foods that are recommended to expectant mothers by ancestors:

  1. Myth: Consuming saffron milk will ensure that baby has fair skin

Truth: Saffron is a rich source of calcium and calcium is essential for the development of the bones of the baby during pregnancy.

2.Myth: Consuming almonds will give baby fair skin

Truth: Almond is a good fat that is filled with vitamin E. It also contains several nutrients such as protein, fiber, magnesium, calcium, riboflavin and potassium. It enhances the neuronal development in babies and also useful for improving the brain function.

  1. Myth: Eating white coloured foods such as milk will help you deliver fair babies

Truth: This food is a good source of Vitamin D, Riboflavin, Vitamin B12, Calcium and Phosphorus. It is the most essential food for the well-being of the growing foetus and the mother as it is rich source of protein and Vitamin D

  1. Myth: Eating oranges decides the colour of your baby

Truth: It is an excellent source of Vitamin C.It also a very good source of dietary fiber, and  additionally it also contains B vitamins including vitamin B1, pantothenic acid. Folate vitamin A, calcium, copper and potassium are also found in oranges in traces. It is essential for the clear skin texture of the baby and developing immunity in the child.

5.Myth: Adding ghee to food helps you have a normal delivery and less painfully. It also helps lighten the complexion of the baby.

Truth: The truth is ghee derived from grass fed cows are excellent good fats essential for the brain and skin development of the baby in the womb.

Likewise,in different societies, basis the food availability, pregnant women are encouraged to consume various other nutritious foods. Several fancy myths are created to promote consumption. However, by and large eating a well-balanced diet and taking care of your health during pregnancy is the core-idea behind all these tales.


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