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It is essential to have body weight that is proportionate to one's height,the reason it is highly essential to know one's BMI (Body Mass Index) so one can know if one is the appropriate size for one's age...

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To remain healthy, it is essential to have body weight that is proportionate to your height, its  not every time one sheds weight, you won't believe the amount of people looking to add/put on some weight, its important to be conscious of this knowing our ideal body weight depends on height, age and gender.

Too little or too much weight has negative impacts on your health. While most people struggle with obesity, many people are underweight, too. To determine your ideal weight, you can use this BMI calculator.

Being underweight can be due to excessive physical activity, skipping meals, too much fasting, emotional stress, genetic factors, lack of sleep, a weak digestive system, and some diseases like cancer, tuberculosis, diabetes, hormonal imbalances, and anorexia.

It’s important to take steps to increase your body weight as being underweight can lead to bone loss, heart problems, infertility, anemia, a weak immune system and frequent illness.

Proper diet and exercise can help you gain weight. There are also certain medicines that can aid the effort. Instead of taking medicines and supplements, you can opt for some simple home remedies to help you gain weight and move the scale toward your optimum level.

1. Mangoes

Mangoes are a delicious, juicy fruit that are rich in minerals and vitamins, and free of sodium, cholesterol and fat. The body stores the fructose from the mango as energy and fat, thus helping you put on weight. But eating mangoes alone will not aid weight gain. You need to eat them along with milk.

Simply drink a mango milkshake twice daily for a month. Alternatively, eat one ripe mango followed by a glass of milk. Do this two or three times a day for a month.

2. Potatoes

Potatoes are a rich source of carbohydrates and complex sugars. So, including more potatoes in your diet will ensure weight gain. Eat one serving of grilled or baked potato daily for one or two months. You can also prepare potato chips at home in a healthy oil like olive oil and have them just twice a week for one or two months.

3. Eggs

Eggs contain a good amount of calories, fat and protein and are a popular food among people who wish to increase their weight. The protein in eggs give the body building blocks for muscles, while the fat provides energy. For best results, eat more of the egg white than the egg yolk.

Simply eat the white part of about three or four eggs daily. You can eat egg-white omelets or scrambled egg whites for breakfast daily for at least one month.

Note: Do not eat raw eggs, which can cause serious health problems

4. Bananas

Bananas have a good amount of calories that will give you an instant energy lift and help you gain weight. Eat one to two ripe bananas for breakfast, then drink a glass of warm milk, mixed with a little sugar and one teaspoon of  butter.

Follow this breakfast routine for a month.

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