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    21 January 2016

    11 Foods to Increase Height of Your Kids

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    Nutrition is closely linked to height in children. Get to know what type of foods helps your little one grow taller?

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    Popeye the Sailor Man did something right. He consumed a lot of height-increasing and strength-imparting food! The right diet is how he managed to be strong enough to handle his many powerful opponents. What must you do to ensure your kids grow up tall? Which food helps to increase height and how?




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    We bring you 11 foods that are top-runners as food to increase height for kids. Incorporate them in your menu in the form of the recipes we have presented alongside. Adding these foods to menu is a proven way to increase height of your kids. Don't forget to tell us how your experience at the dining table turned out to be!

     

    Recipes and Foods for Height Growth In Children

    1. Milk:

      Calcium and Vitamin A rich, milk is your child's wonder-food! It is also a very good source of protein that stimulates cell growth in children, contributing to an increase in height.

      Corn Milk Recipe [ Corn Milk Recipe]
    2. Spinach:

      When your active little kids are looking to grow tall and strong like Popeye the Sailor Man, spinach is what they need to eat! It gives them the required strength, iron and calcium to grow tall and healthy.

      Cream of Spinach Soup Recipe [ Cream of Spinach Soup Recipe]
    3. Oatmeal:

      Plant proteins have been proven to help increase muscle mass and reduce fat at the same time. In their growing years, consuming oats for breakfast every morning can be an excellent way to grow up tall, strong and fit. And no, oats doesn't mean boring!

      Oats and Groundnut Laddoo Recipe [ Oats and Groundnut Laddoo Recipe]
    4. Mushrooms:

      These little fairy stools are rich in calcium and perfect when you want to combine health food with deliciousness. Their soft and exotic taste is lapped up by children and there's usually little fuss made when the recipe is as yum as this!

      Mushroom Meatball Noodles Recipe [ Mushroom Meatball Noodles Recipe]





    5. Did You Know: Genes determine 60%-80% of your child's height. The rest is determined by environmental factor like nutrition. It is therefore very important to provide the correct nutrition in your child's formative years.




    6. Eggs:

      No surprises here. Eggs are a trusted and healthy source of proteins. In fact, the white albumen has Vitamin B2 or riboflavin as well - an important nutrient for overall growth. Eggs are what we call the delicious route to a taller you!

      Chinese Egg Rolls Recipe [ Chinese Egg Rolls Recipe]
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    8. Fresh Fruits:

      Think fresh and nutritious and fruits are both! Not only do they contain fiber, potassium and vitamins, but are also appetising and delicious ways to grow taller. You must especially include mango, watermelon, oranges and apricots in your child's diet.

      Fruity Lemonade Popsicles Recipe [ Fruity Lemonade Popsicles Recipe]
    9. Chicken:

      This protein rich food is one of the most nutritious in the list of animal-based food sources. Consuming chicken helps in the development of muscles and tissues that have a direct bearing on height.

        http://womcdn.s3.amazonaws.com/common/160121022208rec_20150420031740_4904569[ Chicken Kheemaa Recipe]
    10. Fish:

      If your family is fond of this sea-food, nothing like it! The best fish for increasing height in kids are salmon and tuna. They are extremely rich in Vitamin D and proteins - nutrients thatn help enhance your child’s growth.

      Fish Cutlets Recipe [ Fish Cutlets Recipe]
    11. Carrots:

      Vitamin A is what fresh carrots boast of and how! This vitamin helps in the synthesis of proteins in the body which in turn contributes to height growth. They are best eaten raw, as salads or even as juice. Occasionally, your kids can indulge in the delicious halwa!

      Carrot and Potato Idli Recipe [ Carrot and Potato Idli Recipe]



    12. Also Read: How Tall Will Your Child Be? This Formula Tells You!






    13. Grains:

      If you're wondering what we mean, think brown rice, popcorn, whole-grain pasta, multi-grain bread and atta, the works. Grains provide vitamin B, iron, magnesium, selenium, and of course, the required calories. These are the minerals that help boost height and muscle growth in children.

      Pasta Nest with Roasted Vegetables Recipe [ Pasta Nest with Roasted Vegetables Recipe]
    14. Yoghurt:

      This is a fine source of both Vitamin D and calcium which are essential to your child’s height growth. You can also encourage them to consume related dairy products such as cheese and butter which are also rich in proteins.

      Yoghurt Spread Groundhog Sandwich Recipe [ Yoghurt Spread Groundhog Sandwich Recipe]

    What is your magic food for increasing height in your children? Tell us in the comments section below!



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