June 2016 Issue

Fuel Your Day with Protein

Getting enough protein—and spreading it through the day— promotes healthy aging.

If you want to stay active, vital and strong as you age, good nutrition—with a healthy dose of protein—is key. Now, new evidence shows that older adults need more dietary protein than younger adults in order to preserve lean muscle and prevent age-related declines in health and functioning. Sometime in our 30’s we start losing muscle unless we make a point of halting that trend by staying physically active and including enough protein-rich foods in our diets.

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