FACTORS THAT AFFECT GROWTH
Undoubtedly, the quality, quantity, and type of food we eat affect our height, growth, and health. We cannot emphasize enough how important your food intake is in determining how much growth you can possibly obtain. The types of food you eat will either improve or decrease your growth potential.
After careful consideration and research, the daily content of protein, carbohydrates, fats and water can be achieved if the following items were taken regularly. Please take note that this is a guideline and you are free to your own thoughts. Feed yourself rationally to increase your height, be full of energy and live a fuller life.
Eat at least two hours before starting your exercise. It is a fact that insulin levels are highest right after a big hearty meal. Insulin suppresses HGH release and a big meal takes blood away from your muscles and redirects it to your stomach. Eating right after exercise is also important so that muscle dystrophy would not occur.
Eating before exercise
Any carbohydrate such as baked potato, bread and jam, spaghetti, or cereal are good choices. Try to eat foods with a medium glycemic index so that your body will have a constant source of energy while exercising.
Eating after exercise
We recommend one cup of orange juice mixed with one cup of water, after a good
workout or exercise. However, never ever drink immediately after you have run long and fast, because you can choke. Let your breath stabilise before drinking. As for food, anything high in protein is a good source, mixed with some carbohydrate. A good ratio is ¼ protein and ¾ carbohydrate.Mixing instant breakfast with one cup of milk and one small banana is a good combination. Also, never mix protein with hot water or it will deform at a molecular level and lose its benefits.
What to avoid
Do not eat meals in large quantities. It is recommended to eat 5 – 7 meals a day. Also, never eat during two hours before sleeping. Eating right before sleep inhibits HGH release and your efforts go to waste. Foods high in saturated fats, high in sugar and processed foods are to be avoided. Do not drink too much water or milk at any one time. Drink at regular intervals (approx. 8 glasses of water a day).
The ones that are easily absorbed in the blood stream are most beneficial. Examples of such protein are whey protein, milk, yoghurt, cheese, and boiled chicken. Protein such as eggs and meat are hard for the body to absorb, and take longer to go through your digestive system.
Eating extra protein is unnatural. However, for our purposes we need lots of protein. To make sure you do not get constipated, eat cucumbers or ‘boiled’ carrots with your meals. They provide essential fibre so you will stay regular and not get stomach cramps.
Food for growth
Your bones need phosphorus, calcium, and magnesium while your muscles need water, protein and
carbohydrates to grow. Since you are growing taller, both your muscles and bones are getting bigger and longer. Take into consideration what food to eat and when, and let commonsense be your guide.
The correct regular diet you need to grow taller is a proper combination of proteins, vitamins and minerals. So your regular diet should be rich in these three kinds of nutrients – Carbohydrate, Protein & Fats.
A common regular diet that will stunt height growth is one that includes too much carbohydrate.
Carbohydrates are usually rich in foods like rice, bread, potatoes, corn, and other cereal grains. Avoid eating too much carbohydrate since they contain lots of energy (calories) but few vital nutrients that can help your body to grow.
This is actually why Asian people are shorter then the European and American people. Asian people’s diet are mainly consisted of carbohydrates type of foods like rice or corn, but European and American people consume much more protein-rich foods. So do not make rice, bread, potatoes, or cereal grains as your main foods if you want to grow taller!