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i am  17 years old. i am 5,2inch. wot nutrition should i eat to increease my height without gain in weight..
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Female grow to about 18 years old so you may be coming towards the end of your growth cycle. Height is usually genetic. If there are females in your family that have small stature, you may be like them. We should all eat healthy. Recommend a Heart Healthy diet which is a moderate fat diet and will help you with control of your sugar levels. You need approximately 2200-2500 calories per day which is spread across 5-6 meals a day. Moderate fat diet means = use polyunsaturated (omega 3, corn oil, nuts, etc) fats and monounsaturated (olive oil, canola oil, peanut oil, etc) fats, no saturated fats (high fat snack foods, butter, fat spreads) and no trans fats. Eat low fat meats (chicken, fish, loin of pork) or non-meat sources (soy products, nuts), low fat vegetarian combinations, as tolerated (rice & beans, pasta & beans, low fat cheese & pasta), low fat and substitute dairy products, if tolerated (1% milk, low fat/fat free yogurts, low fat soy milk/soy yogurt), use plant oils, non trans-fat margarines, and eat fruits and vegetable, and eating daily high fiber breads and cereals (oatmeal). Hoped this helped you.
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