This article explains how HGH (Human growth hormone) production can be optimized with the help of a healthy diet. Read on, to know how to design your own HGH diet….
Human growth hormone or HGH, secreted by the pituitary gland, triggers cell production, and enhances the process of cell growth in human body. It determines your height and muscle mass. It also helps maintain healthy bones by retaining calcium. It reduces fat, helps control sugar and insulin levels, and enhances the function of the immune system. Maximum HGH is secreted by the pituitary gland during adolescence. After adolescence, it is secreted in short bursts during sleep. With the advancement of age, production of this hormone naturally declines.
The anti aging properties of HGH contribute towards the increasing popularity of the HGH diet. To increase the levels of this hormone in your body, you may opt for HGH supplementation; but it requires doctor’s permission. A healthy diet helps enhance the production of HGH in your body. The diet recommended to increase HGH levels is known as human growth hormone diet. Consumption of foods rich in good proteins and carbohydrates can boost HGH production. A high carb diet and a high protein diet are more effective in enhancing the production than a high fat diet.
Recommended daily protein intake may vary from person to person depending upon age, activity level, etc. Active individuals require about 0.5 to 0.8 grams of protein per pound of body weight per day. So it can be estimated that a 200-lb. individual will require about 100-160 grams of protein each day to enjoy maximum recovery capacity and HGH output. Lean and natural proteins should be consumed, for example, lean red meat, chicken, turkey, seafood, and low-fat dairy.
In order to increase the production of HGH naturally, your diet should ideally consist of roughly 50 percent carbohydrates, 30 percent protein, and 20 percent fat. You should include only healthy carbs. Organic healthy food should be included in the diet.
Sugar, alcohol, refined flour, highly processed food, junk food should be avoided. You should have plenty of fruits, vegetables, and 100 percent whole grains in your diet in order to make your diet, a healthy diet. Negligible amounts of saturated and trans fats may be present in foods, but fat should mainly come from unsaturated sources like olive oil, nuts, seeds, and fish oil.
Athletes should consume high carb diets. The foods consumed immediately after exercises, should have a higher glycemic index while the foods consumed at most other times should include more starchy varieties of carbohydrates. Drinking plenty of water is essential as dehydration can reduce the HGH response. No fat should be consumed before exercise and protein should be consumed in the form of either a protein shake, protein bar, lean meat, or eggs, after the exercise. Sugar should be avoided after the exercise.
These days, HGH is widely used to treat muscle loss caused by HIV/AIDS. It is also recommended to adults diagnosed with a deficiency of the hormone, to help increase bone density, muscle mass, and stamina, or to decrease body fat. Various scientific studies have indicated that restoring the levels of HGH in aging individuals can have dramatic effects.
HGH injections, approved by FDA, are available for those who can afford (yearly treatment costs about $3,000 to $10,000). These days, the hormone is made available through dietary supplements which may cost around $1000 per year. But there is no need to waste your money, you can design your own balanced diet which can enhance the production of the hormone in your body. Balanced diet, regular exercise, and good sleeping habits, all play a very important role in enhancing the production of HGH.
Disclaimer: This article is for informative purposes only, and should not be substituted for the advice of a medical professional.