Sunday, March 8, 2009
Nutrition plays an important part in all aspects of our
lives, from our energy levels, to our ability to focus and
retain information, to our ability to grow taller. The
nutrients and elements contained in food are the fuel that
powers our body, very much like the fuel that powers your
car. The wrong fuel can hinder your car's performance, but
while your car won't shrink or grow based on what's put into
it, we can. Let's look at six important facts about
nutrition and its relation to growing taller.
1. Vitamins - From the time we're young and given our first
Flintstones chewable vitamin, we have some notion of the
importance of vitamins, and while one should always strive
to get their vitamin intake through food, this can be
extremely difficult without eating large quantities of food,
so those vitamin capsules could prove to be very useful
again in later life. Nearly every vitamin can help promote
growth, in addition to many other useful benefits.
2. Water - Water is another one of those items that we're
well aware of the importance of, but few of us can manage to
take in the suggested daily amount. The most useful benefit
of water is its ability to flush toxins from the body,
making it easier to receive the health benefits of many of
the other items on this list.
3. Minerals - Minerals function in much the same way as
vitamins, but finding a good source for most minerals can be
difficult, meaning supplements may be necessary. Consult
with your doctor first before embarking on any drastic
changes in your mineral intake.
4. Protein - Much easier to obtain than minerals, protein
contains many necessary acids to help in the development and
growth of tissue.
5. Fats - Fats of course are the reason for the obesity
epidemic in many countries, and likewise, are not ideal to
over indulge in while trying to gain height. They can block
the release of growth hormone, not to mention the added
pounds of weight will give one the appearance of being
6. Carbohydrates - Digesting carbs in great amount is much
like fat consumption, having the effect of limiting your
potential growth gain through growth hormones.
With so many choices out there, it is never easy to make the
right ones, and this is especially true when it comes to our
diets. Ignorance may be bliss, but bliss is often a sham.
Arm yourself with the knowledge of which foods you should be
eating, and do so, supplementing where necessary. You'll
live a much healthier, happier, and taller life as a result.
That is true bliss.