You are what you eat — you probably heard this way too many times, and that’s because it makes sense. And if what you want is to stay masculine, you’ll be doing yourself a favor by eating foods high in boron. The good news is, these food items also have health benefits for women. You’re asking: Why boron? It is nothing but a trace mineral that most people have probably not heard of. What we have initially found about this mineral is surprising to say the least. Let’s start with those already-unraveled health benefits! Studies and clinical tests have found that boron has positive effects on some of our metabolic processes.