One of the old beliefs that are still heard among pregnant women is that eating black foods can make the baby’s skin tone dark.
Those black foods are grass jelly, iced black coffee, and chocolate.
In fact, eating black foods doesn’t make the baby’s skin tone black! Do not worry. Many doctors have already said that according to science, the bright or dark appearance of a newborn baby depends on genetic expression.
The gene that controls melanin pigment makes people born with different skin colors. But environments can also affect skin tone when growing up such as UV rays making skin darker.
However, eating grass jelly or black foods doesn’t involve a baby’s skin tone. What a pregnant mother should control is sugar as sugar from food can greatly affect health.