Eating Beans will not make a child tall. Gene is the main determinant of a person’s height. NOT Beans. If you are not tall as a parent, your children will not be tall. Except you marry a tall partner.
A simple way to judge how tall a child would be later in life is:
1. Add together the height of the mother and father in inches.
2. Divide your answer by 2.
3. Then add 2.5 inches.
That’s a rough idea of how tall they will ever be. Height is genetically dependent on parents.
Obviously, that calculation is an approximate prediction and it is not possible to predict height accurately in every case- But that’s a sensible approach to predict height.
So if parents are tall, it is reasonable to expect the children to be tall. Just as if parents are short.
Most girls would reach their final adult height by age 14 or 15. Most boys would reach their final adult height by age 16-18.
Afterward, what happens is Just deposition of fats, the addition of weight, becoming more rounder, getting more broader- but not necessarily growing taller.
Obviously there can be exceptions to this- in a few people who keep growing tall into their early 20s- but those are exceptions. Not the norm. And that is NOT based on beans or no beans.
Sometimes I find it hard to understand why we all believed this beans scam for many years.
Of course, beans is a good source of protein. Just as eggs, milk and meat.
Give your children beans.
Give your children meat.
Give your children eggs.
Give your children milk.
Give them protein because it helps their mental and physical development- so they won’t be stunted.
But if you are giving them beans cos you are hoping for magical height wonders- you will be disappointed.
The same thing with you.
If you are eating beans thinking it will give you magical height, you are wasting your time.
If you don’t have the genes,
You won’t get the height.
You too think about it:
If height was essentially/exclusively related to beans- only children of the rich or the upper-middle class will be tall. Because beans is not particularly cheap.
But go and check it.
Many Poor kids are tall.
Even those whose parents can’t afford beans.
“Parents tell kids beans will make them tall to make them eat beans”
There’s no need to lie to kids.
It’s a lazy way of parenting.