Growing naturally is always a topic born during the adolescent years. You see everybody catching up on their height while you are there standing in awe and wondering why you are still at the beginning station. It can be embarrassing when the people you know (who are actually shorter than you before) are now taller than you. It is sometimes a subject of ridicule among adolescents. But, you actually have two choices namely – work on getting few inches up or give up the spook entirely by blaming your inherited genes for not being taller. Genetic inheritance is something that we have no jurisdiction over but we can maximize our genes by pushing it through the limits so that we can achieve what we want. If it is a great issue for you then it would be fair enough reason for you to work hard for it.
Growing taller would mean you have to maintain the correct diet, which will help your “genes” to work extra hard in making you grow taller. It means that you need to EAT RIGHT!
So, what do I need to eat?
1 – Vitamin D-rich foods
Vitamin D is always termed as the vitamin of sunshine because primarily this vitamin is obtained from the sun but it is not entirely true. It is because you cannot only get this from the sun but also from foods you can find in the supermarket and are available for you consumption. Exposure to sunlight is not at all necessary but still helpful especially when the sun is still rising.
So, here are some of the foods that you take in replacement of the sun:
* Cod liver oil
* Canned salmon
* Fortified butters
Getting vitamin D for your consumption will help you greatly in your quest to get taller but you should not exceed the dosage recommended daily. Remember, too much of everything is still bad for health even if they are beneficial in the sense.
Lack or absence of vitamin D from your body will make your bones brittle and soft, which will affect your overall posture and will ultimately hinder the process of growth. So, the road to growing taller would mean lots of vitamin D for you.
2 – Protein-rich foods
The greatest source of protein is lean meat and therefore, you need to eat more of this kind of food to influence your growth rate. However, you need to be certain that you will be converting those proteins into the energy you need.
Your metabolism will greatly affect your rate of growth. It is because your metabolism will facilitate the production of growth hormones. This should help you gain your growth in no time at all.