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How Many Glasses Of Milk Should You Drink To Grow Taller?

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Claude Butler

Curejoy Expert Claude C Butler Explains:

Does drinking milk make you taller?

Medically genetics plays the most important role (60% – 80% of your height is determined by genetics) in determining your height. And proper diet will prevent your genetic progression from being derailed. Though milk is rich in all vital nutrients, proteins, and vitamins, it does not have a significant effect on your final height as an adult. Ensure proper nutrition and good lifestyle habits before you hit puberty as most people stop growing by the age of 21.

If you study the human anatomy of a child or adolescents under 21 years, there are tissues known as epiphyseal plates (or growth plates) at either end of all the long bones. These tissues are responsible for elongating our bone structure and making us taller. Before reaching adolescence, these parts of the body, including nearby ligaments, are very vulnerable to injury. It is a diet rich in calcium (especially milk and other dairy products) and protein that can fortify the tender bone structure, preventing any injury or harm that can shunt natural growth. During adolescence, these plates harden into bone and growth stops.

[Read: Dairy Milk Alternatives: Know The Pros And Cons]

Eating a healthy, balanced diet, sleeping for eight hours a night, avoiding large amounts of caffeine, good posture, and keeping a low level of stress will nourish your growing skeletal framework. Moderate weight bearing exercises and physical activity triggers the body to increase calcium absorption.

If you are lactose intolerant try other non-dairy sources of calcium like green leafy vegetables and nuts. Also include protein (key growth nutrient) rich foods like plant foods, fish, poultry, meats and dairy and also decent amount of magnesium.

CureJoy Editorial

The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

CureJoy Editorial

The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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jenachi
jenachi 5pts

Can't really change your genes. I use height insoles and shoe lifts. Best ones I found so far are from www.addheight.com if anyone is interested in learning more

Dong Le
Dong Le 5pts

The article did not answer the question. So how many glasses of milk to drink to grow taller?

Stevi Davis-Tang
Stevi Davis-Tang 5pts

Hmmm... wait... an ayurvedic page talking about drinking breast milk from another species to grow tall? ? Are you serious here?

Darlene Breitner
Darlene Breitner 5pts

none, get your nutrients from other things instead of chemicals from milk