Your genetics is not the sole determining factor of how tall you can grow. For its healthy growth and development, the skeletal system requires not only good genes but proper nourishment too.
Micronutrients: The Building Blocks of Your Height Growth
Whether you rich your genetic potential for height depends on whether your skeletal system receives these key micronutrients:
- Fat-soluble vitamins Vitamins D and K ensure optimal absorption and metabolization of minerals making up the bone tissue, like calcium and phosphorus. Vitamins A and E increase bone mineral density by improving calcium absorption and assisting in the formation of osteoblasts. As a result, these fat-soluble vitamins allow bones to use as much mineral material as possible to grow.
- Water-soluble vitamins Vitamin C enhances the properties of vitamin D and helps synthesize collagen. Vitamins B6, B9, and B12 protect bone and connective tissue from the toxicity of homocysteine by detoxifying it. Working incoherence, these water-soluble vitamins make bone and connective tissue healthy and durable.
- Macrominerals Calcium and phosphorus are the two major minerals that contribute most to the bone mineral deposit. Magnesium and silica take part in a myriad of metabolic reactions that help bones metabolize minerals and synthesize collagen. As a result, along with collagen, these macrominerals fulfill the role of the construction material for the bone tissue.
- Trace minerals Zinc, copper, and manganese take an active part in the promotion of collagen synthesis, connective tissue formation, and bone mineralization. Sulfur strengthens the connective tissue as well as cartilages in joints and intervertebral discs, protecting them from degenerative processes. Altogether, these trace minerals maximize the fortitude of the entire skeletal system and make it capable of withstanding mechanical stress.
Power Up Your Height Growth with Your Diet
The following food sources can enrich your diet with the above micronutrients:
- Leafy greens and vegetables These contain almost everything your skeletal system needs. Especially the vitamins: K, E, A, C, B6, B9. And all the aforementioned macro and trace minerals.
- Fruits and berries Both sources are rich in vitamin C and can provide vitamins A, B6, and B9.
- Nuts and seeds These make good sources of vitamins B6 and B9, magnesium and zinc, as well as vitamin E and copper.
- Whole grains These serve as good additional sources of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, copper, manganese, and vitamins B6 and B9.
- Grass-fed dairy This makes for a good source of vitamins B12 and A as well as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and zinc. It can also supply vitamin D but sunshine is still the best source of this vitamin.
- Teas Horsetail tea is a good source of silica. Black tea is rich in manganese.
Enrich your diet with the above food sources. And your skeletal system will finally get the supply it needs to make all your other height growth efforts count.