Protein and ageing – as you ‘mature’ it’s time to eat more protein
What’s the deal about protein consumption and ageing? No longer is protein only talked about by the under 30-somethings in the gym. The science is clear – as we age, we need to eat MORE, not LESS protein. But why? Well, protein helps limit and treat age-related declines in muscle mass, strength, and functional abilities. Your body digests the protein you eat into amino acids. These amino acids then become the building blocks which your body uses to create its own proteins. In a nutshell, if you do not eat enough protein you are directly limiting your body’s ability to keep itself fit and healthy.
The current dietary recommendation for protein intake for an adult in the UK is 0.75 g/kg/day. However, the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) recommends older adults (50+) have an intake of 1.2g/kg/day. A recent UK study shows that fewer than 15% of the participants met this age-specific recommended intake.
Now, chicken, tuna, and eggs are great sources of protein. But if you want a chocolate fix, then chicken and tuna just won’t cut it. If you want a super tasty way to increase your protein intake, then grab a bar of Rebel Chocolate because all of our chocolate contains between 20 – 25% protein. This means you can get that chocolate fix AND provide some high-quality protein for your body.
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So do you agree – is protein and ageing a big deal?2020-02-18T18:42:12+00:00 2020-02-18T18:42:12+00:00