Thursday, October 25, 2012

Calcium Rich Foods That You Should Consider

In the previous post, I mentioned about the possible problems associated with drinking cows milk as a source of calcium for growing taller. I hope you were able to read the article in full through the link provided.

In this post, I list down five healthy foods that are very rich in calcium, so that you have an alternative source other than cow's milk.

But before I enumerate them, I just want to emphasize on the importance of supplementing with calcium, not only for growing taller but for our overall health as well. Yes, calcium is needed by our bodies in order to build and maintain strong bones and teeth.

But did you know that calcium is also needed by our bodies for proper contraction of our muscles, as well as proper secretion of important hormones that enable us to function normally? Too little calcium in the diet not only leads to brittle bones and weak teeth, it also leads to muscle cramps, numbness especially in our fingers and toes, as well as heart problems like irregular heart beats.

Now one of the best and highest food sources of calcium are certain nuts and seeds. Among these, almonds and brazil nuts are the best. They're also very delicious and high in protein as well. Keep in mind that it's always best to eat them raw and unheated or unroasted, especially almonds. In this way, raw almonds are actually alkaline-producing one they are digested, and helps balance our body's overall pH level.

Among seeds, sesame and flax seeds are the best sources. They are both tiny and easily mix well with salads. What's more, flax seeds also supply Omega-3 Fatty Acids which are essential to our bodies. This is because we cannot produce Omega-3's on our own. This essential fatty acid is very beneficial for healthy skin and hair, as well as good heart and brain health too.

Alfalfa sprouts are also very high in not only in calcium, but in other vitamins and minerals as well such as Vitamin C, Iron and Phosphorus - another important mineral for proper bone growth. Alfalfa sprouts can be eaten on their own, or they make an excellent addition to any salad or sandwich and enhances the flavor of the food they're mixed with.

Lastly, all dark leafy green vegetables are also high in calcium content. They're also very healthy for us, especially when eaten raw which preserves all the essential enzymes in the vegetables. Examples of dark leafy greens are turnip greens, kale, collard greens, and spinach. Always remember to wash them thoroughly before eating them, just to be sure!

The great thing about these alternatives to cow's milk is that they can be mixed together with a little creativity. So there you have it, simple foods yet they pack a huge punch in calcium. Enjoy!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Three Myths About Calcium You Should Be Aware Of

Hey everyone, it's been a few days since I've updated this blog. I just wanted to share a very good article on calcium supplementation which you might want to read about.

Most of us know that calcium is a very important mineral for bone growth and for getting taller. Yet there's so much misleading information in the internet and even on TV about calcium and the best sources for it.

For instance, we've always been told that drinking cow's milk is one of, if not the best way for us to get calcium. Well, after reading the article I just mentioned, you may just think twice about drinking cow's milk!

You'll also read about more facts on calcium that aren't so commonly known.

If you've always been asking yourself the question, "Is there a way to get taller," then be sure to check out the article here.

Anyway, that's it for now. Happy reading, and once again, stand tall my friends!

Monday, July 23, 2012

A great way to improve our posture!

I’m sure most of us know that proper posture is very important if we’re trying to increase our height. By improving our posture, we can increase our height almost immediately.

But first, there are some common posture problems we should be aware of. One is called ‘swayback’, where your lower back's curve is exaggerated. This is usually caused by bad posture habits like slouching, and weak abdominal muscles from obesity or lack of exercise.

Another is a rounded upper back, due to weak shoulder muscles or having a poor standing posture.

Finally, there is what is referred to as poke neck, where the head is thrust forward at the neck. Again, this is mainly a result of bad posture habits.

Our spinal column is made up of 26 individual vertebrae. This accounts for a little more than half of our total height. Between each vertebrae is a disc composed of soft tissues containing mainly water and fluid. 

These discs by themselves account for one fifth of our spinal column’s length. If we can increase the space of these discs, it would have a great impact on our overall height.

By standing and walking tall and straight, we can improve our posture. It always helps to imagine a string attached to you head and going through your spine, pulling you upward while you walk or stand.

Another simple exercise we can do for our posture is to lean against a wall, keeping our head, shoulder blades, buttocks and heels against it. We then use our muscles to pull back our neck, waist and knees to minimize the space between our body and the wall. 

Is there a way to get taller through this exercise? This exercise helps  relieve unnecessary pressure and compression on your discs. This can help increase our height as a result.

Why I made this blog

What's your dream height? I'm 30 years old standing 5 ft. 7 in. tall right now, though I wish I were at least 5 ft. 11 in. tall - 4 inches taller than I am now. Why? Well, because my girlfriend is actually taller than I am - she stands at 5 ft. 10 1/2 in.! Hehe, but doesn't change the fact that she loves me and I love her. In fact, she says she never saw my height as a problem in our relationship. Talk about true love!

But it sure doesn't hurt to find ways of getting taller than I am right now, even at my age. That would surely boost my self-image way up, considering that my girlfriend is a supermodel and that she wears high heels all the time - up to 5 inches high!

So that's my reason for putting up this blog. I really want to find good information and facts on ways to get taller at any age, which I'm passionate about sharing with you all. So until next time,

Stand tall my friends!

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