Does Milk Make You Taller?

Or is this just another myth from the growing taller niche? As long as you’re not lactose intolerant, milk and other dairy products like cheese should be part of your sound and balanced diet. That’s why drinking milk can have an impact on your body height. But that doesn’t mean that just drinking more milk alone is going to make you taller. Milk will provide you with certain nutrients that are important for your diet. Your diet in turn is part of your overall habits and lifestyle, which can greatly influence your height. As you can see, drinking milk is part of a bigger picture. So, let’s look at what role milk plays exactly when you are trying to grow taller.

First of all, we need to find out what the most important nutrients are that you’ll receive from drinking milk. Then we can decide if and how these nutrients influence your height gains. After that, we’ll be able to put this in the above mentioned context of overall lifestyle and habits to figure out in what ways milk makes you taller.

Mainly, milk is a great source of calcium and proteins. Calcium is vital for your bones’ health and thus a major part of your body height. As you grow taller, your bones’ growth progress eventually defines your personal height. Moreover, your bones need calcium to stay strong and healthy. Protein is also a very important nutrient, especially for your muscles. Both your muscles and bones determine your body’s overall appearance. Finally, milk also provides you with vitamin D, which optimizes the release of calcium and phosphorus in your body.

Please don’t think now that this has nothing to do with your height or even come to the conclusion that drinking milk does not really make you taller. It’s very important that you don’t forget the big picture as it relates to growing taller – especially if you have already passed the age of puberty. There are many people who have changed their habits to the better and consequently grew a couple of inches. Drinking milk should be part of these so-called “better habits”. Some of the other factors that make up a height increasing lifestyle are regular exercise and sleep. Regular exercise can stimulate your body to release growth hormones if you are still young and hence speed up your growth process. And in case you didn’t know, most of your bones’ growth is happening while you are sleeping. So, does milk make you taller or not? I think indirectly it can do so if it is part of a healthy diet, good habits and a lifestyle that is targeted at helping you increase your height.