7 Essential vitamins which will help you grow taller

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Feb 20, 2015

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Who wouldn't want to look taller? While everyone wants to be tall, only few make efforts to reach their full potential height. If you really mean it when you say you want to grow taller, try these vitamins that will help you.
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    Vitamins can help you grow taller!

    Surely you won’t grow taller than you are genetically designed to, but getting the right amount of nourishment and vitamins is essential to reach your full potential. For a taller body, you need to have healthy and strong bones.  So, in order to grow taller, you should make the most out of your growth spurts and provide essential nourishment to your body to keep growing. The best way to do this is to ensure a proper diet which includes all the essential vitamins and minerals. However, several studies have suggested that eating food rich in just one vitamin won’t help you much in growing taller. You need to have different vitamins and minerals in varying amounts for proper development. Include these vitamins in your diet to boost your height.

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    Vitamin D

    This essential vitamin contributes to making your bones strong and long. Its deficiency can affect the growth and development. When a person does not get required vitamin D dosage, his bones and teeth become weak. You may meet your daily vitamin D requirements by exposing yourself to small amounts of sunlight. Apart from this, you can include vitamin D rich foods in your diet such as milk, tomatoes, citrus fruits, potatoes and cauliflower. Including required amount of vitamin D in your diet will help you achieve the height you are destined to reach genetically.

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    Vitamin B1

    Vitamin B1 is another vitamin that promotes body growth. It also regularises the digestion process and maintains healthy heart and nervous system thereby helping your body to grow by providing your organs with regular blood supply. Some common sources of vitamin B1 are rice, peanuts, pork and soya beans.

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    Vitamin B2

    Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid makes the bones and teeth strong and promotes their growth.  Vitamin C is rich in antioxidants and it increases the chances of the body to grow during the growing phase. Rich sources of vitamin C include tomatoes, potatoes, citrus fruits and berries.

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    Vitamin A

    Vitamin A, also known as retinol, is another vitamin which promotes height. It builds the bones, makes the teeth strong and generates growth by producing new cells when your bones grow.  You can get vitamin A from milk, yogurt, liver, beef, salmon and green vegetables.

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    Vitamin F

    Vitamin F consists of a group of polyunsaturated fats called Essential Fatty Acids. These fats are necessary for growth, hormone production and maintenance of cells. There are two main types of EFAs: omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids. You can get these EFAs from dietary means. Include salmon, herring, anchovies, marckerel, healthy vegetable oils like olive, canola, grape seed and sesame, nuts and legumes.

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    Calcium

    Last but not the least, calcium is essential for bone growth. This mineral is helpful in gaining height when a child grows. In adults it helps to maintain the welfare of the bones. You can obtain calcium by drinking milk and consuming other dairy products. Other foods rich in calcium include spinach, collards and fortified soy products.

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  • Sujata 11 Mar 2015
    i wish i had included these in my diet when i was a kid
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