Being a parent often comes with a lot of worries. Worries which often come from making sure they are fed properly. Worries such as; making sure kids eat on time, don’t eat too late, eat food but not gain too much weight, eat food but gain enough weight, eat healthy foods, or, just in general, eat something! Those worries can drive parents mad, but it’s all in the spirit of ensuring healthy growth. Steady growth, which many parents can’t get enough of! So, you’re 5’9 and your wife is 5’3, but you want your kids to, somehow, get the lucky draw in the genetic lottery and surpass both of you.
So, how do we make that possible? To begin with, it is possible, and it begins with what you choose to feed your children according to the official site for height growth.
To ensure your child grows taller, you need to understand a few aspects of growth. Children need sleep and exercise. They need to spend time outside and, likewise, time inside sleeping. Child physical development depends on strong bone development, a healthy immune system, growth hormone production and sleep. These are all things that can be attained by the foods you feed to your children.
The Essentials Vitamins
Understanding these four basics will ensure you provide your child with what they need to grow. Throwing foods on your child’s plate is not always a great idea unless you’ve paid attention to what it takes to help them grow. For each growth development need are vitamins that will help accomplish those needs:
Strong bone development: Calcium, Zinc, and Vitamin D
Healthy Immune System: Zinc, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E
Growth Hormone Production: Protein, Vitamin A
Sleep: Vitamin D, Iron, Calcium
Foods to Feed Kids
Carrots: As you may already know, carrots are not only great for your eyes, but they are rich with protein synthesizers. Those synthesizers help protein development which increases production of growth hormones.
Cheese: Deriving from dairy, cheese is packed with calcium, protein, zinc, and vitamin A. Oh, and is great for finger food.
Chicken: Chickens are a great protein source, if not the best meat option, for protein consumption.
Eggs: Another great protein source, which kids enjoy, that can be cooked in several different ways allowing a variety of cooking options.
Fish: Salmon, sardines, and tuna may be the more common fish options for children and rightfully so. They are packed with Vitamin B, Protein and offer a healthier meat option than red meat.
Meat: Rich in protein but also packed with iron and zinc, red meats are a great source for child growth.
Milk: Filled with calcium, milk also offers protein assimilating agents. Many kids love milk and milk can come in a variety of different flavors.
Oatmeal: High in protein and low in fat, oatmeal is a healthy and delicious meal option for kids.
Orange Juice: A child’s favorite drink option, which is high in vitamin C. Kids love it and it’s a quick fix for a cranky child.
Soybeans: Often eaten as a vegetarian option for protein, soybeans are a great, healthy, option and there are many great recipes with soybeans.
Spinach: Spinach is a great option for iron, along with other leafy greens.
Whole Grains: Best option for Vitamin B and iron, these foods may not be the best tasting but when supplemented with cheese, and other foods, whole grains can be very delicious.
Yogurt: Great source of vitamin D and calcium, which kids love. They are easy to eat, digest, and comes in a variety of different flavors and options.
It will come with time
Getting your child to eat may be difficult, to begin with, especially some of the food choices. There are dozens of more food options, but the important thing to remember is which nutrients will help your child with growth and how to incorporate them in your child’s diet. Growth doesn’t come overnight but you can ensure a healthy lifestyle, and growth development when given the essentials. They may not appreciate it now, but they’ll thank you later!