Protein is Essential for Healthy Aging


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Every single person, regardless of age, gender or physical location, needs a healthy diet. Eating right will enable your body to ward off disease or recover from it, repair damage, regenerate tissue and bone, maintain healthy skin and hair and more. Eating also affects your brain. Studies show that proper nutrition enables children to improve academic performance and enables those getting on in years to avoid memory loss-related health issues.

If you are getting on in years and are concerned about your present and future health and energy levels, consider modifying your present diet to add more protein to your meals. Dietary protein builds body tissue and maintains energy levels, enabling you to enjoy an active life and recover quickly from any injuries you may incur. Eating lots of protein can also prevent muscle loss.

Nutritionists currently estimate that senior citizens need at least 1.2 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight per day. This means, for instance, that a person who currently weighs 70 kilos would need to eat at least 84 grams of protein every single day. Some good protein rich foods you may want increase in your diet include fish, chicken, turkey, beans, cheese, milk and yogurt. Eat red meat in moderation as it is quite fattening, as is peanut butter.

If you want to not only eat right but also lose weight and/or need help creating a healthy diet plan, feel free to get in touch with the Metabolic Research Center. We specialize in helping individuals draw up a realistic healthy eating plans that enables each person to get the exact nutrients that he or she needs. What is more, we are happy to help seniors modify a health plan as they grow older to ensure that it remains relevant and provides proper nutrition both now and in the future.

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