Foods that can make your child taller naturally
Dr. Abhilash Gaur
Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician • 15 Year experience
5 Foods that can make your child taller naturally
Did you know that there are certain foods that increase your child’s height naturally? Foods that are rich in essential nutrients such as vitamins, calcium, zinc, magnesium etc can prove to be highly instrumental in adding extra inches to your child’s height. Read on…
1. Whole grains
Whole grains are rich sources of zinc, magnesium and vitamin B, which play a very vital role in promoting your child’s growth during his/her budding years. Additionally, whole grains also contain calories and carbohydrates, which ensure the maintenance of proper weight in your child, imparting him/her with the requisite energy to go on throughout the day. Feed your child whole-grain breads, cereals and pastas to make him healthier and taller.
Milk contains calcium and vitamin D, which help in bone development during the growing years of a child, besides increasing his/her physical strength. Milk also helps in assimilating different proteins making it one of the best foods to be consumed by your child for attaining a good height. Three servings of milk, or milk products such as cheese or yoghurt, each day will suffice your child’s vitamin D and calcium requirement.
3. Fruits and vegetables
Fruits are excellent sources of vitamin A, which is instrumental in ensuring an enhanced rate of bone growth in your child, consequently making him/her taller. You can include carrots, mangoes, sweet potatoes, spinach etc. in your child’s diet to aid his/her height growth. It’s advisable to provide him/her with 3 to 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day.
To ensure that your child grows taller naturally, providing him/her with a protein rich diet is very crucial. Eggs contain ample amount of protein needed to keep your child energetic throughout the day and help him/her grow taller. One to two eggs per day is considered to be the ideal intake amount for a child.
Soybeans are rich sources of protein and help in enhancing the growth of bones and muscles of your child, which in turn adds to his/her height during the budding years. You can cook various soybean dishes or you can add ground soybean powder to the dough while making rotis to make soybean a part of your child’s diet.
Although a child’s height is also dependent on his/her genes, a well balanced diet containing these super-foods will increase your child’s chances of growing to the fullest to attain a good height.
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