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Growing Taller Nutrition Part 1 – Minerals

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 It is widely accepted throughout the medical and scientific communities that the food we eat has a huge impact on our growth rate as humans. This has lead to a series of studies in to grow taller diets and growing taller nutrition as a whole.

Not only is it the type of food that we eat which makes a difference, but also the quality and quantity of the food which has an effect also.

Over the last few years the food we eat has been recognised as playing a crucial part in our growth, including that of our height! This means that the right type of food needs to be consumed if we are to grow to our full height potential.

As with most balanced diets, there are 6 food nutrient groups which we need to make sure is included in our diets if we are to grow taller naturally through nutrition.

All of these play an individual part in both growth, and in keeping us generally healthy and illness free.

  1. Minerals
  2. Vitamins
  3. Proteins
  4. Carbohydrates
  5. Fats
  6. Water

During this 7 part series we will address and talk about each of the above elements, and explain how they can be used to our advantage. We will start off at the beginning and talk about the importance of Minerals.

What’s Important About Minerals?

An adequate supply of minerals is a crucial component of a healthy balanced diet. Minerals are used in just about every function our body undertakes from repairing itself to developing and fuelling our organs and muscles too.

Minerals also play a very important role in making sure that our growth rate is at its optimum level, but to do this we need to consume the full range of minerals our bodies will need.

Another secondary reason why we need to include minerals in our grow taller nutrition plan is because our bones contain a large percentage of minerals, so a lack of these could lead to compromised bone growth.

So What About Calcium?

Calcium is a very special mineral and it can be argued that in the case of grow taller diets, Calcium is possibly the most important mineral of all.

It is actually a very abundant mineral found in many parts of your body from your bones to your hair and even your fingernails too!

The only problem is that as humans, our bodies are unable to produce Calcium for ourselves, so we are required to consume the Calcium levels we need.

Thankfully that is quite a simple task as long as we maintain a healthy and balanced diet. This is why a diet which is rich in calcium is critical to maintain a healthy and steady bone growth.

It also helps to strengthen you bones even after you think you have stopped growing.

You can think of your body as a large bank, and the Calcium you have inside you is the savings in this bank. If your body does not consume enough calcium during the day, it will make a calcium withdrawal from your bodies ‘bank’.

We do not want this to happen because it means less calcium is available for your bones. If on the other hand you consume plenty of calcium during the day, your body will deposit the left over calcium in to the bank, which benefits your bones!

If you tend to have a diet that is always low in calcium, over time the body’s calcium bank will run out and your bones can begin to grow weak and brittle.

This leads to easier breakages and means your body cannot repair and fix itself as easy. This is a problem in older people as they naturally age, however if you maintain a high calcium diet your bones will continue to become more dense until the age of about 30!

You can supplement your diet with calcium products, but a well balanced diet is always a better option.

Next It’s Phosphorous.

Phosphorus is another mineral that is found in huge abundance throughout the human body. This is probably because the vast majority of it is combined with calcium in your body to create the compound calcium phosphate, which is the source of your bones strength.

It also has a secondary function which is just as important to your grow taller diet. Calcium phosphate carries very important information about cell regeneration as it forms part of your DNA.

As it often works hand in hand with the calcium in your body, it is a sensible idea to make sure you also have a high intake of phosphorus rich foods in your diet.

Fortunately for us, this time phosphorous is quite easy to include in our daily diets as it is found in a wide range of produce such as dairy produce and meat, fish and even in vegetables too.

However, phosphorus does have a negative side to it too. It can in large quantities interfere with your bodies abilities to use calcium.

One item of your diet that could lead to this sort of issue is soda. Most soft drinks do contain a high level of phosphorus, so while you do want to keep an equal level of calcium and phosphorus, you do not want to overload you body with a huge imbalance of it in your grow taller nutrition plan.

Read the next part on the importance of Vitamins in Growing Taller

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  • Tom Humes February 5, 2009, 11:22 am

    Nice Site layout for your blog. I am looking forward to reading more from you.

    Tom Humes

  • Umberto July 1, 2009, 11:15 am

    This plan should work.

  • Say What? July 25, 2009, 11:55 am

    your a life-saver

  • Nasreen Sheikh October 19, 2009, 10:40 pm

    Hi, i am nasreen . i am 5.4 toller , but i wanna become 5.11.
    which kinds of food should i eat. please tell me about daily routine food. that can help me to increase my height.

  • fereshta October 31, 2009, 2:20 am

    Hello, i am fereshta and i am almost 20, my height is about 171 cm (5.6feet) and i wanna grow more two inches (5.8), could you please tell me what kind of foods should i have daily, in order to grow taller, thanks for your website. Wish you more success!

  • gayatri November 20, 2009, 12:11 am

    Hello, i am gayatri i am 17 my height is 4.11feet, and i wanna be 5.5feet, could you please tell me what kind of food should i have daily in order to grow taller, thanks for website.

  • Muhammad November 21, 2009, 9:25 am

    I am 24,5.4.. wanna to be 5.7.what should I do?

  • shan December 8, 2009, 10:30 pm

    Hi, i m 25 , 5.5 .. wanna become 5.8 … is there any way….?

  • santhosh December 12, 2009, 12:02 am

    iam 24,my height is 5.4inches and i need 2 or 3inches more could you please prescribe me what type of food should i intake and also is there any exercise to do regularly.thanks for the site

  • Valon Berisha December 13, 2009, 4:45 am

    im valon and im a bit short im 1m and 53 cm i wana be at least another 5 cm how do i groow taller and what kind of food should i eat and do i need to do any exercises to get taller
    thenks for the website
    Sincerly Valon

  • steven December 16, 2009, 11:08 pm

    im pretty much asking what everyone else has. what sorts of food do i need to eat to grow as tall as possible. do the exersizes help much or can i just eat the right food and still grow a few inches?

  • Cilla December 28, 2009, 3:38 pm

    Hey, i am 166cm tall, i would like to grow about 4 inches to become 1.75/1.76 tall.
    could you give me some tips that could help me achieve those 4 inches i am seeking?
    PS: sorry for my English, i am from france…

  • joe December 30, 2009, 3:53 am

    hi i am 19 i am 5’5 i wanna get taller
    could u pls tel wot kind of diet i should follow?

  • jackson February 18, 2010, 5:07 am

    Hi guys, I am 14, I hit my growth spurt last year when I was 13. In one year last year, I grew from 160 cm to 170 cm. However, ever since I turned 14 about 6 months ago, I haven’t grown an inch.
    Some people tell me if you are done with your growth spurt then you are done growing.
    Here is the problem. Last year, during my growth spurt, I did NOT get enough sleep. I slept about 4 hours a day. So EVEN THOUGH I grew from 160 cm to 170 cm, I probably would have grown FAR MORE if I DID get enough sleep.
    Is there ANYTHING I can do to grow taller? I’m done with my growth spurt, and I am rather mature for my age. ( I’m very muscular). But I still want to grow taller. Is it possible to grow even after you are done with your puberty? If so, How?

    Please help. Thanks a ton.

  • ks vivekananda February 20, 2010, 9:29 pm

    I am vivek .I am 17 years old .my height is 5 i want my height to increase up to 5.8 so can you please suggest nutrition and exercise to me to grow my height

  • joanie March 4, 2010, 6:06 pm

    i’am 5’2 and i wish could grow like 4 or more inches. what can i eat to grow taller?

  • John March 12, 2010, 7:54 pm

    Hey my name John I’m 19 and 5’6 3/4 I want to reach at least 5’9 How often should I do these stretching exercises? Also What’s The best time for me to sleep and wake up?

  • katelyn March 13, 2010, 5:33 pm

    Im 5’1 and i am 14 years old, my dad is almost 6’0 and my mom is 5’3, what do you think my maximum height will be? I want to atleast grow up to 5’4 but that might never happen. What should I do so i can grow taller naturally?

  • sampathbhan March 16, 2010, 5:55 am

    to increase my height what should i do sir…..?

  • André R March 21, 2010, 5:29 pm

    My name is André from Norway and im 5’11 and wanna become 6’2, and Im 22 years old, I have tried everything to become taller, I have bought book’s and everything, but maybe you have a good plan or routine for me, and what I should eat?

    Thanks for any help! And if this works, I will tell everyone!

  • John March 29, 2010, 6:26 pm

    im 5’10 and im 16 yrs old. i wanna be at least 6’3. any tips on how much i should eat or any exercises i could do to get taller? also my mom is 5’5 and my dad is 6’0 do you know how much taller i can get?

  • Paloma April 2, 2010, 10:30 am

    hi my name is paloma and im 17 and 5’3 and want to grow taller. i was wondering if you could send me a diet that would help me achieve this goal. i wanted to know which foods i should eat that will give me the best results. thanks

  • Satish_bangalore April 14, 2010, 6:15 am

    I am 26year old, My height is 173….i want to become taller …plz give me some tips which will work out for me….in term of food/exercise.

  • NAvin MUngrah May 16, 2010, 9:35 pm

    youre the best i was searching for the growth exercises and you save me its true your a live saver

  • jorge June 1, 2010, 4:03 am

    hello, im jorge and im quite short, i want to grow quite abit more because i play football and its a pain being shorter then everyone on the pitch, could you please send me a mail with advice on how to get taller, includng what food i should eat and what exercise i should do.
    Thankyou .

  • Abigail June 7, 2010, 4:39 pm

    Hello everyone. It looks like i’m not the only one with this problem. I am 17 and i look like i’m 8. I am 4.10 and it sucks. I have been suffering because of the people’s commets and have cried over years, but today I am not here to complaint but ratherto THANK the people who took time to make this website in benefit of those who need help.Thank you. =D

  • Casey Green June 19, 2010, 7:36 am

    I’m 5’5 and 16 years old. I play football and basketball but if I can get to at least 5’8 then I can start on varsity football team. How can I grow 3 inches before school start back? Is that even possible to grow 3 inches in the summer?

  • john June 20, 2010, 7:21 pm

    hi, i’m john. I’m an asian and I am only 5’4 feet and 20 years old, i’m drinking a lot of milk. but, do u have any advice about which foods I should eat to grow taller.

  • Anil Sharma August 6, 2010, 8:14 am

    Hi I am Anil Sharma, I am 24 years old and 5.7 1/2 taller and I want to increase my height to 5.11.What kind of exercises I should do and what kind of food should be taken, I am pure vegetarian. please help

  • kenneth August 15, 2010, 5:08 am

    Hi I am kenneth. This year, I am approximately 5’4 feet and 15 years old. My growth spurt appears to have ended for I have not grown muchh for the past year. I want to grow till 5’10 if possible. May I know what kind of food I should eat. Please and thanks!

    P.S. I am also interested in when and how long I should sleep for optimum growth, as well as the optimum amount of phosphorous/calcium levels as you have mentioned an overdose ushers in certain detriments.

  • Julius Ramises R. Alcantara September 9, 2010, 1:46 am

    Hi. I would like to thank you first, I really agree and I think I must do this because I’m just 5 feet and 3 inches, I want to grow taller naturally at least 6 feet and much taller. When should I do this 3 rules, should I do this 30 minutes in the morning or should I do this again in the evening? I’m not really sad about my height but I want to add 9 inches to meet my dream height, and that is 6 feet or much taller than that. Again, thank you very much!

  • Syssi October 6, 2010, 9:24 am

    Hi, my name is Syssi and I am 15 and I’m 5’3. I want to at least grow one inch taller.My mom is 5’4 and my dad is 5’11. I have changed my diet around and I have noticed a few months ago I have had at least 3-4 different growth spurts. Any strict diet I can follow to grow one inch taller? Ifso please send it to me. Thank you so!

  • Elli January 16, 2011, 7:15 pm

    I just bought this book: Grow Taller 4 Idiots, and read it in three hours. Although I haven’t tried the program, it seems very legitimate: it gives several tips on how to improve your habits, lifestyle etc. to grow regardless of age; exercises you can do to grow; food that you could eat and even says when to eat it and why; different supplements you may want to consume; suggests other treatments, injections and surgeries if you’re very serious about gaining height; explains how to stand and dress to appear taller; and then has a specific chapter on how to preserve the height you gain in the program. Even if I just gain 2 inches from this program (it claims that you can gain up to like 7 inches, assuming that you currently have all the flaws in your lifestyle and posture that the book mentions), it will well be worth the $37. I’ll come back in 2months or so with more information, after I’ve tried the program and changed my lifestyle. GL gaining height to all you short people out there like me 🙂 -5’6″ (168cm) 19yo Icelander 😛

  • Sothea April 6, 2011, 2:15 am

    Hi! I am Sothea. I’m from Asia. I am 20 but my height only 1.53cm. My dad and my mom’s height approximately the same as me.what do you think my maximum height will be? My dream height is 1.65cm. My growth spurt appears to have ended for the past few years and I really really worried about my height.
    May I know: Is there any possible methods in order to success my dream. please tell me about daily routine food that can help me to increase my height. What kind and how long of exercises I should do? when and how long I should sleep for optimum growth, as well as the optimum amount of phosphorous/calcium levels should I get.
    Thanks you in advance!

  • Kannan April 25, 2011, 1:13 am

    Hi . I would like to thank you first , because i searched for so many books and sites for the information. This site provided me the information that i wanted. It looks like i have to try these exercises and I’m sure that this book will make a turning point in my life as well.
    Thank You So Much.

  • martin August 29, 2011, 9:58 pm

    I’v realized the secret…the secret is playing basketball. i’m a 15 year old 5″10 basketball player and my other teammates are taller and that’s because we stretch because if you think about it basketball players jump more than any other kind of athletes and when you jump you stretch causing your bones to increase in size due to the maximum amount of jumps you make…a great deal of jumping can help you increase in size but also stretching can do that as well when you strectch you allow you bones to expand

  • Sophie January 9, 2012, 9:16 pm

    Hi i’m Sophia. I am not that tall unfortunately I think I am around 5.2 or 5.3 and I really want to be 5.8, what should I do? What kind of foods are nevvesary on a daily basis? I am very active I love to do anything that revolves around sports, so is there any possiblility that I can grow ? and does drinking coffee a really big factor into not growing that tall ? please I hope you can help me.

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