How Protein needs Change as you Age
Protein plays a vital role in maintaining muscle mass, bone health, and overall well-being as we age.
Sarcopenia, the age-related loss of muscle mass, can be mitigated by adequate protein intake.
Aim for 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight daily. Individual needs may vary.
Choose protein-rich foods like fish, chicken, eggs, dairy, legumes, and nuts.
Protein helps maintain bone density and reduce osteoporosis risk.
Protein supports immune function, helping the body combat infections and illnesses.
Protein supplements can aid older adults who struggle to meet their protein needs through diet alone.
Consult a dietitian or healthcare provider to determine your personalized protein requirements.
Combine protein-rich nutrition with regular exercise and a healthy lifestyle for optimal aging.