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How To Plan Breakfasts For Growing Taller

Protein Breakfast

If you’re still in the growing phase of life and you want to grow taller, it’s important to address your nutrition first and foremost.

How People Grow Taller

By the way, the growing phase of life is considered to be the time from birth to about 24 years old. This is the time when the bones can still grow physically longer.

The bones have growth plates on them that seal up after about age 24. After the growth plates are sealed, you won’t grow physically longer unless you are taking hormones and even these still won’t get you to grow that much taller.

This doesn’t mean you can’t still grow after age 24; it just means that after age 24, you’ll have to use other means to squeeze out another inch of height.

With this in mind, let’s assume that you are younger than age 24. Ideally you are between the ages of 12 and 18. At age 12, you can still have two or three big growth spurts ahead of you.

At age 18, let’s keep our fingers crossed for two more growth spurts and know that one is definite. By changing your diet, you can provide the impetus for that extra growth spurt to occur from a physiological perspective.

So what is it about diet that makes you grow taller?

How Calves Grow Taller And Bigger

According to the research, it’s the protein level in your diet along with dairy products. Think about what happens in the cow, using a Friesian cow as an example. At birth the calf weighs about 66 pounds, or 30 kilograms.

The cow’s milk that Friesian calves drink at 6 weeks old is 12 liters a day. That’s when they’re living on their mom’s milk alone. Once the calves are eating grass along with consuming the milk, their milk consumption decreases to 10 liters a day.

This diet of whole milk is enough to increase their weight to 70 kilograms (154 pounds) in nine weeks.

Milk Dairy ProductsMilk Contains Growth Factors To Make You Grow Taller

Why is this important to you when you want to grow taller? Because milk contains growth factors that make the long bones in your body – the femur bone, leg bones, and arm bones – grow, just as it does for the cows.

Thus, you’ll need breakfasts with dairy products. Don’t ever go a morning without some type of milk or dairy product in your breakfast.

Everyone always needs ideas for what to eat, so I’ve put together 3 breakfast meals that can get those bone cells in your long bones growing.

Berry Cocoa DrinkBreakfasts To Grow Taller

Breakfast #1. Berry Cocoa Drink

This is good for times when you wake up late. All you’ll need is a blender.

Time to create: 7 minutes


1 cup whole milk (150 calories)
1 cup 2% milk (120 calories)
2 eggs, raw and washed (160 calories)
2 big scoops green drink mix (alfalfa, barley greens)
1 teaspoon vanilla or 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 cup berries (45 calories)
1 apple (45 calories)

Blend all of the ingredients together. Pour into thermos and sip it along the way to work.

Nutrient Composition

Protein: 28 grams
Carbohydrates: 44-48 grams
Calories: less than 525 calories

Breakfast #2. Fruity Greek Yogurt

Fruity Greek YogurtThis is another easy meal that will fill you up for at least 5 hours. It’s a great meal if you are leaving early in the morning and won’t be able to eat lunch until later in the day.

Time to create: 5 minutes


1-1/2 cups Greek yogurt (made from whole milk) (13 grams protein, 400 calories)
1 handful almonds or walnuts (5 grams protein, 200 calories)
1 cup diced apples, cherries (no pits), or berries

Nutrient composition

Protein: 18 grams
Carbohydrates: 25 grams
Calories: 650 calories

You can decrease the calories in this yogurt mix by substituting a lower fat yogurt, which will eliminate about 150 calories.

Breakfast #3. Vegetable Omelette

Vegetable OmeletWhen you want a hearty meal because it’s cold outside, go for this wholesome vegetable omelette meal.

Time to create: 24 minutes


3 large eggs (240 calories)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 bunch green onions, sliced
1 tomato, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
½ cup broccoli, diced
3 ounces cheese, grated (7 grams protein, 110 calories)

1. Dice and slice all vegetable ingredients.

2. Beat the eggs by hand for 30 seconds to whip some air into them. This makes them fluffy.

3. Heat olive oil in sauté pan, and add veggies. Cook at medium heat for about five minutes or until onions are translucent.

4. Pour eggs over vegetable mixture. Cover. Turn heat down to low and let cook for 3 minutes. Then loosen the edges of the omelette. Cook again on low until the egg has solidified and omelette can be flipped upside down. Flip the omelette and cook another 2 minutes.

5. Add grated cheese on top with sour cream and salsa.

6. Add a slice or two of toast with butter.

7. If you still have room left in your stomach, add a glass of milk to the meal as your beverage.

Nutrient composition

Protein: 30 grams for omelette with toast, 38 grams when milk is added to the meal
Carbohydrates: 38 grams including the toast
Calories: 570 calories

Each one of these breakfasts is high protein and contains dairy products. This combination is what your body needs to grow taller.

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  • Mike July 16, 2012, 8:52 am

    Thanks for these recipes, they loll delicious ! I can’t wait to try them. Ive been looking to eat less meat but still get plenty of protein, so the Smoothies, yogurt, and veggie omelet look perfect.I read Smoothies are helpful for people who are underweight, because a weaker digestive system is a factor in many people being underweight, and Smoothies break everything down for you. I think that a weaker digestive system might stunt height growth in people too, because it makes it harder for them to get all the nutrients they need, so I’ve been using Smoothies to help with that too, along with chewing my food to break it down more. I appreciate your blog aandarticles, keep them coming!

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