First post. Just a little background, I've already been on paleo for a couple of months and is feeling great. I'm 18 and a college student, currently a basketball player and aiming to be a professional wrestler after college/university. I'm around 5"7" to 5"8" right now and 150 pounds. I'm aiming for 6"0" or at least 5"10" I would still happy. One inch a year up to my early twenties ain't asking too much I guess. I know maybe 18 is a bit late to diet for height, as one can gain the most benefit when start from infant or teenage years, which I wish my parents would have done that for me, but hey, better late than never. I'm wondering what is the diet for maximum height?
There is no such thing as a "height diet" that I'm aware of. Height is hereditary, not dietary. I ate a terrible diet during my youth and puberty, and I'm a type 1 diabetic, which has been known to cause stunted growth, and I'm still 6'3. Just eat well, live a healthy life, and work with what you've got.
I think it is quite possible to grow a bit taller. We can be hopeful. My brother grew after high school and so did another boy that I knew in high school. My girls are taller than me and my son is also in the 95% for height. My husband is 5'8". I am 5'4". I think my kids are taller than average because of good nutrition. I always tell people we eat EGGS. And lots of them. So my recommendation is to make sure you getting lots of eggs in your paleo diet.
One egg has 13 essential nutrients in varying amounts – including high-quality protein. Make sure you eat the whole egg or at least the egg yolks.
Go to fitday.com and punch in your food intake. The service is free. Make sure you are not missing any nutrients that may be needed. Your nutrient intake will depend on your individual choices within the paleo options. It is still possible to be missing nutrients while still eating paleo. What nutrients you might miss will depend on your individual eating choices and preferences.
Personally, I would not bother with natto if you are already intaking a reasonable amount of K. IMO, the goal is to have balanced nutrition and plenty of each nutrient. But megdoses of any one nutrient, like from natto, will probably not help you and in some cases may not be as good as intaking a more moderate amount of that nutrient. So my advice would be to not supplement on things you are already getting plenty of but instead pinpoint what you may lack and try get more of that only, either by eating more whole foods with that in it or by supplementing, or both. Getting more of something is only useful if you lack it.
What is your family history for late growth? In my family, we all hit full adult height early (by age 15-16) but I know families that grow well into their 20's. I'd say plenty of animal protein can maximize your potential, but I can't claim any great science behind that.
the best for growth is exercise
and good nutristion in that order
if you reach maxium height for even poor genetics is around 6'2 for most men dont know for women
6'75 is the maxium height for any human being with out any genetic defoming (giantium)
i am only 5'3 fully grown (i was starved by an abusive mother) am male btw
stavation and malnutrition stunts growth badly and increses chance of any diseases
the taller you are the faster your cromasome with weaken/degrade (age) or life expectancy will shirten this really isnt a problem evan when your 6'75 you can have a very long life
but a large problem at 6'8 most giant dont live very long
there is 3 growth sequences both men and women have the same apart from women have less at there end
you do not stop growing at 18 (you may stop growing height wise but not musical mass or density)
you stop growing at 21 (brain stops increasing around 45) best time phyicly is 23
hope this helps
I would just do what all of us do for optimal health in general. This means lots of fatty grass-fed ruminant meat, grass-fed ruminant liver and fructose-free carbs. The liver will likely make the biggest difference with regard to addressing any possible nutrient deficiencies. 4000IU of D-3 a day, 200mcg k-2, and 200mcg Se on non-liver days.
At the end of puberty the epiphyseal plates close, ending the ability of the bones to lengthen. When this occurs, a teenager has reached their maximum adult height. This is why all those scrawny little guys in high school come back to the 10 year HS reunions +6ft and looking damn good.
This is also why dogs neutered under the age of one tend to be lean and leggy. I'm not suggesting neutering yourself, but you may want to stay away from testosterone building diets and supplements for a few years and focus on keeping your body lean.