Checkout 7 Common Foods That Will Make You Grow Taller

Checkout 7 Common Foods That Will Make You Grow Taller
Hello there and welcome. It is great to have this correspondence with you at this time. So, let's get things straight; you are reading for at least 1 of 3 reasons listed below;
  1. You are probably short and want to improve your height naturally
  2. You are probably tall already and want to watch your height
  3. You are probably reading to get the knowledge and or pass to someone 
Which ever your reason, it is great as no knowledge is a waste as they say.

So you understand that our height largely depends on genetics but notwithstanding, it is important to get enough nutrients in your diet to ensure proper growth and development. 
Researchers say that we cannot grow taller when we attain our maximum height but there are certain foods that can help in maintaining our height by keeping your bones, joints, and body healthy and strong. Check them out below.

1. Chicken
Checkout 7 Common Foods That Will Make You Grow Taller
Fried Chicken
Chicken is an excellent source of many nutrients for growth, such as protein, vitamin B12, and taurine. Rich in protein along with a range of other essential nutrients, chicken can be an excellent addition to a healthy diet.

It’s particularly high in vitamin B12, a water-soluble vitamin that’s crucial when it comes to growing taller and maintaining your height (Trusted Source). It’s also loaded with taurine, an amino acid that regulates bone formation and growth.

What’s more, chicken is loaded with protein, containing around 20 grams in a 3-ounce (85-gram) serving (Trusted Source).

Although the precise nutritional profile can vary a bit based on the cut and cooking method, chicken is also a good source of niacin, selenium, phosphorus, and vitamin B6 (Trusted Source).

2. Sweet potatoes
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Cooked Sweet Potatoes

Besides being vibrant and versatile, sweet potatoes are incredibly healthy. They’re especially rich in vitamin A, which can improve bone health and help you grow taller or maintain your height (Trusted Source).

They also contain both soluble and insoluble fiber, which can promote digestive health and foster the growth of good gut bacteria (Trusted Source).

Maintaining a healthy gut microbiome can also boost nutrient absorption to ensure that you’re getting the vitamins and minerals you need for growth and development (Trusted Source).

Plus, sweet potatoes are packed with other important nutrients, including vitamin C, manganese, vitamin B6, and potassium (Trusted Source).

3. Eggs
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Fried Egg
Eggs are truly a powerhouse of nutrition. They’re especially rich in protein, with 6 grams packed into a single large egg (Trusted Source). Plus, they contain a wealth of other vitamins and minerals necessary for growth, including vitamin D, which can increase calcium absorption to help maintain skeletal health.

One small study found that giving children with low vitamin D levels a vitamin D supplement resulted in increased growth over a 6-month period (Trusted Source).

What’s more, one study in 874 children observed that regularly eating eggs was associated with increased monthly height gains (Trusted Source).

4. Beans
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Cooked Beans in Sauce
Beans are incredibly nutritious and an especially good source of protein (Trusted Source). Protein has been shown to increase levels of insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1), an important hormone that regulates growth in children (Trusted Source).

Beans are also high in iron and B vitamins, which can help protect against anemia, a condition characterized by a lack of healthy red blood cells in the body (Trusted Source).

Not only is iron required for tissue growth, but iron deficiency anemia may also contribute to delayed growth in children (Trusted Source). Furthermore, beans are rich in several other nutrients, such as fiber, copper, magnesium, manganese, and zinc (Trusted Source).

Beans are high in protein and iron, which can protect against anemia and promote proper growth.

5. Milk
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Milk is often considered a key component of a healthy, well-rounded diet. It can also help support growth by supplying several nutrients that are important for bone health, including calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium (Trusted Source).

Additionally, milk is rich in protein, with nearly 8 grams of the nutrient in a single 1-cup (244-ml) serving.

Not only that, but research shows that cow’s milk can stimulate increased growth in children and may help support weight gain and muscle building.

However, milk should be avoided if there’s an allergy or intolerance.

6. Leafy greens
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Vegetable Salad
Leafy greens, such as spinach, kale, arugula, and cabbage, are superstars when it comes to nutrition.

While the exact amount of nutrients fluctuates between different types, leafy greens generally offer a concentrated amount of vitamin C, calcium, iron, magnesium, and potassium (Trusted Source).

They’re also rich in vitamin K, a nutrient that can increase bone density to support enhanced growth and help maintain your height.

One study in 103 women even showed that regular intake of greens was associated with a significantly lower risk of decreased bone mass (Trusted Source).

7. Yogurt
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Yogurt and Berries
Yogurt is a great source of several key nutrients that are important for growth, including protein. In fact, just 7 ounces (200 grams) of Greek yogurt pack in nearly 20 grams of protein (Trusted Source).

Certain types also contain probiotics, which are a type of beneficial bacteria that can help support gut health.

In addition to improving immune function and decreasing inflammation, some research shows that probiotics can help increase growth in children (Trusted Source).

Yogurt is likewise an excellent source of several nutrients involved in bone metabolism, including calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium (Trusted Source).

Culled from Healthline


  1. Thanks for sharing. Aside the leafy greens and yogurt, I take good quantity of the rest of the things on the list. I should consider adding more leafy green and yogurt to my diet. I don't think I'd grow taller though. I'd just take for the health benefits ☺

    1. Very well. Leafy greens or vegetables are as important as any kind of food we eat. We need to keep the body in full balance.

      Try to include vegetables as an important component of your meals

  2. Many thanks for the update guess i have to go back to some of the greens i run from

    1. That would be awesome totally. But why do you run from vegetables?

  3. Well am actually not tall so i guess i can try consuming some of the aforementioned in large quantity but not sure about beans though..

    1. It's a good plan. Not everyone loves beans so to say and they have different reasons; which might be because of the lond hours it takes to prepare or how it looks when prepared or even the aroma/smell.

      Personally I don't fancy beans when cooked. But I eat in different forms (like akara) and it still gets to work for me. So you can adopt a style which works for you.

      But make sure you are not missing out on any of the classes of food.

  4. So if beans makes me tall and i don't consume beans because i don't like it, does that mean i will remain short🤔🤔

    1. Hahaha... No not necessarily.

      Beans is a body building food and is a good source of protein. However you may get protein from other sources such as milk, fish, meat and other legumes.

      But when you keep away from protein, growth would be hampered as you might not grow to your full potentials.

      However remember that height is hereditary but food is a necessity in keeping the balance