As what we have always said, nutrition plays a major role in a person wanting to grow taller. Studies show that proper nutrition is the most vital element in maintaining a healthy body during the growth process.
So inorder for you to achieve your dream of increasing in height, make sure you keep track on your diet. But wait, I bet you are thinking about those crash and stupid fad diets but no, they are not. You just have to keep in mind that the foods that you eat must consist of the following:
Vitamins, Carbohydrates, Fats, Minerals, Proteins, Water
Hmmm. These may be a lot to take inside your body, but hey, the good thing about this diet is that you will easily get used to it in a matter of two weeks or so. Most people who stick to this diet absolutely claim that it has absolutely changed their life in a positive way.
You must be aware that the way you eat becomes a routine and a habit. Basically, it is the first 3 weeks or first 21 days that is very hard to deal with it when you decide to change your diet. But as soon as you are nearing the end of this stage, dealing with this diet will be as easy as 1,2, 3 and A, B, C. At this juncture, let me tell you what kind of food to eat and not to eat.
Let us start off with the food groups that you have to avoid:
• Excessively Processed and Simple Carbs:
Table sugar, Cake Jelly, Jam, Chocolate, Fudge, Candy, Toffee, Gum, Honey, Soft drinks, White brad, Refined flour, All processed and packaged foods
• Excessively Saturated Fats:
Butter, Cream, Milk, Cheese, Lam, Beef, Veal, Beef fat, Lard, Poultry fat, Coconut, Coconut oil, Palm oil
• Excessive Caffeine:
Soft drinks, Coffee, Chocolate, Energy Drinks
• Trans Fats:
Margarine, Fast Food, Cookies, Cakes, Frozen Foods, Baked Goods
• Excessive Tobacco and Alcohol:
Liquor, Beer, Wine, Cigarettes, Pipes
I think it is pretty self explanatory why those were the kind of foods you have to take in minimally. Those create bad impact to your body and health. So before it is too late, you better ditch those foods from your refrigerator, if there are any inside it and then replace it with healthy foods. Rejoice, for you now have the list of foods that you have to eat more of.
• Monounsaturated fats:
Olive oil, Peanut oil, Canola oil, Avocados, Unsalted nuts
• Polyunsaturated Fats:
Safflower oil, Corn oil, Sunflower oil, Soy oil, Cottonseed oil
• Omega 3- Fatty Acids:
Salmon, Mackerel, Herring, Flaxseed, Flax oil, Soybean oil, Canola oil
Chicken/Turkey Breasts, Skim Milk, Yogurt, Soy, Eggs, Protein Powder
• Complex Carbs:
Oatmeal, Whole grain breads, Green vegetables, Pasta, Brown rice, Potatoes, Pitas, All bram shredded wheat, Sweet potatoes, Beans
• Natural Simple Carbs:
Apples, Blackberries, Cherries, Cranberries, Grapefruit, Lemons, Melons, Oranges,
Peaches, Plums, Pears, Raspberries, Strawberries
So there you have it. The list of the foods you need to eat and you have to ditch. I don’t want it to be that hard for you so as early as now, try to maintain a 30-40-30 diet. This means that your intake must be composed of 30% good fats, 40% lean protein and 30% of good carbohydrates.
To know more about proper nutrition for a successful growth attempt, get yourself the Grow 4 Taller Idiots E-book. Enjoy gaining some height! Eat right and healthy!