Protein is a very important nutrient that makes our body to grow. It is a nutrient considered to be the building block of most living things. In our body system processes, certain proteins also play important roles in order to keep us living. This is one nutrient that we need not to neglect.
Muscles can also be developed and enlarged with the help of proteins and this is the reason why people who work out or lift weights develop stronger and bigger muscles. When a person performs gym routines like weights, the muscles targeted microscopically tears. This is the start of muscles rebuilding which can make them stronger and larger because of work out. The process of repairing these microscopically torn muscles to make them more massive requires the help of proteins!
No wonder, weight lifters and body builders consume a considerable amount of proteins through amino capsules, protein shakes, and protein-rich foods. The more they work their muscles, the more they have to intake proteins that will aid in body repair resulting in muscle development. Now, as we exercise to grow taller, our body undergoes repairs and changes too. Our body is being stretched while we do the growing taller exercises and tissues need to regenerate. Proteins will play a significant role the fast fix of our body while we are adding growth. This means that as a follower of the growth exercises, you need to take the right amount of protein to achieve height increase faster.
Let’s get to know more about proteins.
There are two types of proteins – the complete and the incomplete proteins. It is necessary that you understand the characteristics of these two separate proteins. This will help you plan your protein diet for your goal to grow taller.
A complete protein simply has all the essential amino acids that the body needs in order to perform its functions such as body repair. Most organic foods coming from animals usually have complete protein. Examples of complete protein food sources include eggs, meat, fish, and dairy products.
An incomplete protein, on the other hand, does not have all the amino acids or may not have complete amino acid. These proteins can still function in the body but they cannot do it independently. They should bond with other proteins in order to become useful. Incomplete proteins are usually found in leguminous foods such as nuts, beans, and seeds.
Eating food with complete proteins will provide you with all the 20 amino acids. Some of those amino acids can be synthesized by the body but 8 of those are not, therefore, we need to get those from the complete protein food sources.
A source of protein which is gaining popularity today is the one coming from soy beans. Soy protein is usually used as substitute to meat products. You usually find these ingredients in cans of corned beef or packs of burger patties. These are also available in the market and can be present naturally from other soy products such as soy milk and soy flour.
Protein shake is popular among gym goers. But anyone can also prepare and drink protein shakes especially if you are doing exercises like the growing taller routines. Here is a simple recipe for protein shake:
Mix together 2 to 5 boiled egg whites, bananas, strawberries, and vanilla. Use a blender and set to high speed. For variation, you can add vegetables instead of fruits. You can also add milk or even soy protein. Drink this formula after exercise or between meals.
For your reference, here is a list of the most common amino acids:
|Amino Acid||Food Sources||Benefits|
|Arginine||Brown rice, Carob proteins, Chocolate, Nuts, Oatmeal, Popcorn, Raisins, Raw cereals, Sesame seeds, Sunflower seeds, Whole-wheat products
|This is main building block of proteins used in the body and also stimulates the body to release human growth hormone too.|
|L-Lysine||Cheese, Eggs, Fish, Lima beans, Milk, Potatoes, Red meat, Soy products, Yeast
|This is another essential building block used in the body. It also aids the body to produce antibodies and promotes healing and repair to damaged tissues.
|Tyrosine||Almonds, Avocados, Bananas, Cheese, Cottage cheese, Lima beans, Non-fat dried milk, Peanuts, Pickled herring, Pumpkin seeds, Sesame seeds
|Again, this is another building block for protein used in the body. Do not take this without medical supervision as increased levels of chemicals such as nor epinephrine, dopamine and epinephrine may be found in the blood.
|Taurine||Avocados, Dairy products, Red meats, especially lamb and beef, Tempeh (fermented soybean product)
|Promotes normal growth and development of tissues in the body.|
|Folic Acid||Barley, Beans, Brewer’s yeast, Calves’ liver, Endive Fruits, Garbanzo beans (chickpeas), Green leafy vegetables, Lentils, Oranges, Peas, Rice, Soybeans, Split peas, Sprouts, Wheat, Wheat germ
|Promotes normal red blood cell production and function. It also helps to maintain the nervous system, sex organs and white blood cells too.
It also regulates embryonic and fetal development of nerve cells. Promotes normal growth and development too.
For programs that can perfectly go with this diet to increase height, learn more from the Grow Taller 4 Idiots e-book guide. Now that you know about proteins, let’s go to the next nutrient – carbohydrates.