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10 Foods That Will Help Your Children Grow Well

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A child's height is usually determined by genes. 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. 

It is known that children who eat a healthy, nutritious diet are likely to reach their growth milestones on time than those who don't. So, in this article, I will be sharing some foods that will be of great benefit to your child's growth and development.

1) Beans

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.

2) Carrots

Aside from being delicious and suitable for almost any dish, carrots are especially rich in vitamin A, which can improve your child's bone health and also help them grow taller.

3) Chicken

Usually, children love recipes that include chicken. If your children also do, don't restrain them from having their favorite chicken recipes. Chicken is an excellent source of many nutrients for growth, such as protein, vitamin B12, and taurine.

4) Dairy products

Dairy products like milk, yoghurt and cheese are some of the best sources of both protein and calcium, in addition to other nutrients which may help improve growth in your children.

5) Eggs

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. 

6) Fruits

Calcium is critical to growth. Some fruits such as oranges, apples, mangoes, and grapefruits are high in calcium and other minerals required for the healthy growth of the bones.

7) Leafy vegetables

Not just for kids, eating green vegetable is good for children and adults both. Vegetables like spinach, cabbage, and broccoli, are rich sources of calcium as well as vitamin K, all of which are essential for bone health.

8) Soyabeans

Soyabeans are high in protein and are beneficial for children's bone health. If your child does not like dairy products or is lactose intolerant, then you can switch to soyamilk, so that the kid gets enough vitamin D, calcium, and protein.

9) Fish

Fishes like salmon, tuna and sardine are a rich source of proteins and vitamin D that are vital for height growth. They also help in growth, development, and density of bones.

10) Whole grains

Adding whole grains like whole-wheat bread, 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. 

Thanks for reading.

Article Reference: healthline.com; parenting.firstcry.com

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