A healthy nutritious balanced diet is imperative for growing tall. People ask how their children will grow taller. Children should eat nutritious foods during their growth years to make sure their growth is not stunted. But if you are an adult, you can also add a few inches to their height, even after their period of growth by eating good food.
The main foods that make you grow:
foods rich in protein, vitamins and minerals make you grow. Proteins comprise amino acids which contain enzymes, hormones and antibodies which stimulate growth and efficient work of the human body. Eggs, fish, milk and legumes are rich in protein. Some foods reduce the activity of human growth hormones that make you grow. Thus, your diet should exclude these growth inhibiting foods. They include fats and carbohydrates. Foods rich in carbohydrates such as cereals, bread and rice hinder growth. Europeans consume more protein in their diet than carbohydrates, so they are taller than Asians who eat foods rich in carbohydrates.
Meats contain a lot of fat and saturated fat that prevents or slows growth and hindering one from growing taller. So do not eat too much meat. If you eat non-vegetarian food stick to lean red meats, liver, fish or seafood such as salmon pink with long bones, blue crabs, rainbow trout and clams that are low in fat.
Avoid sweets, sodas and chips that are high in fat. Alcohol, drugs and smoking can also retard your growth.
Calcium is essential for bone growth health and helps us grow. This is why foods rich in calcium such as milk and other dairy products like yogurt and cheese are a necessary part of your meal plans. Leafy vegetables are rich in calcium, they should be eaten every day, they are also good for improving vision.
Citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C, the fruits include oranges and lemons which promotes calcium absorption and therefore causes bone growth and helps you grow big and prevents diseases such as scurvy.
Other foods that make you grow are whole grains, vegetables, fruits, dried beans, such as cowpea and soybean nigari. Drinking lots of water helps you get high by promoting muscle growth and helps to eliminate toxins from our body. Whey protein and cooked chicken can also help you grow.
With good food and exercises you can be sure to add a few inches to your height even as an adult!