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Adolescence can be confusingly difficult; amongst all the confusing emotions and desires is the need to fit in with the rest of the peer group even as you stand out by being awesome. When all your friends start putting on height and looking different than they did a year ago, you can hardly be left behind. Scroll down to find out how you can enhance your height naturally!
What nutrients do you need?
Since quite a lot of Indians are vegetarians, protein deficiency is not an uncommon disorder among Indian teenagers. Non-vegetarians can often meet their protein needs through the consumption of chicken, eggs and meat etc. However, vegetarians can also consume the necessary amount of protein by ensuring that milk, cheese and legumes are part of their regular diet. Tasty snacks like peanuts, chick peas and peas are also full of proteins so make sure you munch on them time to time!
We all know that Calcium is extremely important for the growth of the bone structure. It is available is ample quantities in dairy products like milk, yogurt and cheese. Nuts like almonds and hazelnuts are also Calcium rich. Pay attention to your leafy greens because kales, broccoli and spinach are full of Calcium. Healthy bones mean healthy body!
Zinc is a micro nutrient which is often ignored by the public opinion. Research has shown links between the intake of Zinc and increase in the somatomedin-C activation in bone cartilage.
It can be found in meat sources like Beef, pork and oysters. Pumpkin seeds also are a good source of Zinc.
Carbohydrates and Fats
Shocked? Media is often guilty of misrepresenting certain foods by assigning moral statuses to them regardless of the quantity they are consumed in. Carbohydrates and fats are good for you in the right quantities. Scientific research suggests that proper intake of carbohydrates and fat is necessary to improve bone density and increase Calcium absorption. Be sure to have good amounts of milk and fruits to induce height growth.
Junk tastes great, we know. But it can be devastating for your body. Being rich only in fats and carbohydrates, it often is one of the leading causes of vitamin deficiency in teenagers.
Carbonated drinks often contain shockingly high amounts of sugar. When consumed in excessive amounts, this can cause obesity and weakening of the pancreas.
Stress is natural and sleep is one of the best stress-busters. Your body and mind need at least 6 hours of undisturbed rest to function effectively. Avoid staying up late into the nights on a regular basis. The term ‘beauty sleep’ is not a misnomer.
Exercise is very important if you want to develop properly. Not only does it help in burning calories and aiding muscle growth, it also improves mind and body coordination and teaches you a great deal about sportsman spirit.
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