The growth of of a child is determined on the hygiene and the type of food taken. A child’s height is usually determined by genes from the parents. However, studies have shown that external factors, like the kind of food a child eats, can also make a difference and influence the height of the child in his/her growing years. Children who eat a healthy, nutritious diet are likely to reach their growth on time than those who don’t. Here are some of foods that will be of greatful benefit to your child’s growth and development.
A very popular food that’s known to stimulate the growth hormone in the body is beans. Whether they’re boiled, baked or cooked, they are great for your child. They are also loaded with fibre, proteins, and other nutrients as well. Beans are rich in protein hence are good in body building to a child.
Usually, children love recipes that include chicken. If your children also do, do not restrain them from having their favorite chicken recipes. Chicken is an excellent source of many nutrients for growth, such as protein.
One of the things that your children can eat regularly that is really good for their body and that will help them grow well is eggs. Eggs are rich in protein and vitamin D, along with several other important micronutrients. Egg are good for children to grow.
Some fruits such as oranges, apples, mangoes, and grapefruits are high in calcium and other minerals required for the healthy growth of the bones in children.
5. Leafy vegetables:
Not just for kids, eating green vegetable is good for children and adults both. Vegetables like spinach and cabbage, are rich sources of calcium as well as vitamin K, all of which are essential for bone health mostly for children.
Fishes like tuna and sardine are a rich source of proteins and vitamin D that are vital for height growth in children. They also help in growth, development, and density of bones.
7. Whole grains:
Adding whole grains like pasta and cereals to your children’s diet, will be beneficial in promoting their bone health. They are good sources of dietary fibre, vitamin B, magnesium, selenium, zinc, iron and also calcium.
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