Phung Quoc Khanh

10/04/2019 | 11:16 AM

Greetings, Experts. I’m 15 this year, 1.68 meters tall. I want your advice on nutrition and exercise regime to increase my height. Thank you.

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If you give more information about your birth date and weight, the experts will give you a more accurate advice. Currently, you do not lack much in height regarding the average height standards; however, you are in puberty which is a stage for optimal height development, so you should pay attention to the following points: 1. Nutrition: Eat a variety of food groups such as starch, protein, fat, vegetables and fruits in 3 main meals; pay attention to foods rich in Calcium, Iron and Zinc such as pork, beef, chicken, frog, fish, shrimp, crab, eggs, clams, oysters, snails, oysters, small fish, small cloves, soybeans, tofu, etc. Add 2-3 extra small meals with milk, yogurt, cheese, etc. to help provide optimal levels of Calcium, vitamin D and other essential nutrients so as to help increase height effectively. You should drink at least 500 ml of milk every day. Choose milk rich in Calcium and enhancing-height nutrients like NutiFood's Nuvita Grow milk. Limit consumption of sugar-rich and high-salt foods; do not drink soft drinks or carbonated water. 2. Exercise: Increase mobilization, play sports and stay outdoors at least 60 minutes a day; pay attention to the subjects that help increase height suitable for your age such as swinging bars, basketball, volleyball, swimming, badminton, jumping rope, etc. 3. Sleep: Sleep early before 10 pm; sleep deeply and get enough sleep. Sincere greetings to you!

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I’m Ngoan, 28, currently pregnant for the first time at month 5. I find out the fact that some foods contain high levels of Calcium and Iron: Pumpkin, tofu, catfish, almonds, copper shrimp, etc. and how to balance daily food intake to ensure nutritional needs; so do I need to take Calcium and Iron supplements like other pregnant mothers during my pregnancy? Some say that nutrition from food sources will be more difficult to absorb than when you take supplements – Is that true? Hope Doctor helps me answer the question.

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Throughout the second trimester, the fetus develops his/her height and brain very fast; so besides the foods rich in Calcium and Iron that you’ve already known, you need to increase your servings of milk and other Calcium-rich foods such as sesame and small shrimps. Eating fish, especially fatty fish, and DHA-and-ARA-rich oils is good for this period; eating fatty fish 3 times a week is advisable. Ensure to have enough fresh vegetables and fruits in your serving. Depending on the type of food and depending on the formulation of the medicine, the absorption of nutrients will be different. Proper nutrition always plays an important role for the mother's health and the baby's development. The addition of Iron and Calcium in the form of medicine must follow the designation of obstetricians.

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Hi Doctor! My kid is 2 and a half and is very anorexic. I have him drink NutiFood which is especially for anorexic kids. My kid has gained a bit of weight but is anorexic still. May I ask what nutritional regime such as how much meat, fish, egg, etc. is considered to be enough for children at my kid’s age? For example, each meal, I only feed him a tablespoon of minced meat and fish, a tablespoon of vegetables and a small bowl of rice. Does it provide enough energy for my kid?

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If you child only eats a small bowl of serving, a tablespoon of minced meat and fish along with a tablespoon of vegetables each meal, it is much lacking compared to the standards. Your kid needs twice the amount you mentioned; moreover, you also have to add 10 ml of oil into each meal. If your child doesn’t eat much in one meal, increase the number of meals. You should not prolong his meal for too long; if your child eats in more than 30 minutes without wanting to eat anymore, you should replace the dish with another, or give your child a complementary meal to compensate for the loss. Anorexia is a long-term problem for your child, so check with your pediatrician or dietitian to find out what causes anorexia to help your child overcome it! Sincere greetings to you!

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Greetings, Experts. I’m 15 this year, 1.68 meters tall. I want your advice on nutrition and exercise regime to increase my height. Thank you.

Hello there!

If you give more information about your birth date and weight, the experts will give you a more accurate advice. Currently, you do not lack much in height regarding the average height standards; however, you are in puberty which is a stage for optimal height development, so you should pay attention to the following points: 1. Nutrition: Eat a variety of food groups such as starch, protein, fat, vegetables and fruits in 3 main meals; pay attention to foods rich in Calcium, Iron and Zinc such as pork, beef, chicken, frog, fish, shrimp, crab, eggs, clams, oysters, snails, oysters, small fish, small cloves, soybeans, tofu, etc. Add 2-3 extra small meals with milk, yogurt, cheese, etc. to help provide optimal levels of Calcium, vitamin D and other essential nutrients so as to help increase height effectively. You should drink at least 500 ml of milk every day. Choose milk rich in Calcium and enhancing-height nutrients like NutiFood's Nuvita Grow milk. Limit consumption of sugar-rich and high-salt foods; do not drink soft drinks or carbonated water. 2. Exercise: Increase mobilization, play sports and stay outdoors at least 60 minutes a day; pay attention to the subjects that help increase...

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