8 Foods that Help Kids Grow Taller
You must have noticed from your own experience, or from that of others around you, that having a good height is desirable by most people. Those who are short, often end up suffering from an inferiority complex. And those who are tall experience a certain kind of confidence. They have a stronger personality in general, and that is the reason why most celebrities too are tall and lean. When in school, kids often face such complexes. They see their classmates boasting of their good height and end up feeling bad, not realizing that not everyone can be tall. While as adults we learn to accept ourselves, kids find it difficult. What we can do as parents in such a scenario is to try and help them as much as we can, emotionally and practically. You can give certain kinds of foods to your child to help boost his/ her height to whatever maximum extent it can go. Of course, genetics play a vital role in determining a person’s height, and after a point, it may not be able to boost a person’s height further. But to improve that process and make the most of it, here are some foods that you can give your child to grow taller.
Popeye, the sailor man, used to eat spinach to be tall and strong both. This green leafy delight has iron and calcium, which are both vital for growth of height.
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Carrots have Vitamin A in plenty, which is not only good for the eyesight, but also for the synthesis of protein in the body that eventually helps in growing taller. If your child doesn’t like eating them raw, then a good option is to give him/her fresh carrot juice.
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This is the easiest high-protein source available to you. Kids like eating eggs a lot, and you can give it to them in various forms – boiled, scrambled, in an omelet. Proteins from eggs are essential during the growing up years.
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This is low on fat and high on protein, and is the best option for breakfast everyday. Your kids will love the flavored versions, and you can create many interesting dishes with oatmeal.
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5. Black soybean
Soybeans, in general, are very good for growth and development. Black soybeans have the highest amount of protein in them, and are particularly good for growth of height.
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Consuming milk everyday is essential for kids. Not only is it a rich source of calcium, but it also helps in the synthesis of proteins very well in the body. Milk and milk products such as yogurt, cottage cheese are all very good, and one must ensure that their child consumes them in plenty.
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Most kids love eating chicken. Give it to them in roasted or grilled form with different kinds of seasonings. You can also give it to them in salads or gravies. It is a rich source of protein and helps in growth and development.
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All kinds of fruits, especially those that are rich in Vitamin A, such as peaches and mangoes are good for the growth and development of the body. Get your child into the habit of consuming fresh fruits from a very young age. It will help him/her a lot in the future.
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Along with giving these foods, ensure that your child actively takes part in outdoor activities and sports that build his muscles and stamina. There are special rod exercises for kids to grow taller. You must encourage your child to indulge in them.