August 27, 2011

Foods that Can Make Kids Grow Faster

There are some foods that can make the body grow faster. So it's in children is highly recommended food containing these nutrients that the body grows rapidly. The body needs protein, carbohydrates and fat to grow and function properly. Here are some foods that can make the body can grow faster, as reported by Livestrong :

1. Protein 
Protein helps the body grow, ie muscle and fat tissue. Protein is important for healthy growth, but do not eat more protein than you need. Children between ages 1 and 3 years of age need 13 grams of protein every day, and children ages 4 to 8 years need 19 grams per day. Children between the ages of 9 and 13 require 34 grams. Teenage boys need more protein than girls, which is 52 gramscompared to 46 grams.

Even when the body is finished growing, you still need protein to repair and rebuild tissue. Adult women need about 46 grams of protein daily and adult men need about 56 grams. Examples of foods and the amount of protein it contains include: chicken, beef and fish (7 grams per ounce), milk (8 grams per cup), beans (16 grams per cup) and eggs (6 grams per large egg).

2. Fruit and vegetables
Fruits and vegetables provide vitamins and minerals needed for your body to stay healthy and a healthy body will grow faster than a malnourished body.

3. Milk and whole grains
To grow the body needs calcium for strong bones support the body size increases. Children between the ages of 2-3 years to 1 cup of milk products per day and children between the ages of 4-8 have 1.5 cups of milk or yogurt or the equivalent of cheese or calcium-fortified soy milk, tofu or orange juice. Older children and adults need 3 cups of milk daily. 

While the grains provide the body's energy to grow. A good choice is the oatmeal, whole grain breads and brown rice. Children aged 2-3 need 3 ounces of whole grains. Girls between the ages of 4-13 years to 5 ounces of grains, and women aged 14-50 years to 6 ounces of grain.Boys aged 9-13 years to 6 ounces and men between the ages of 14-30 years old need 8 ounces of whole grains a day.  

Your needs for grain decreased slightly as you get older.



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