One of the natural consequences of aging is the slow but loss of muscle mass. You can’t prevent aging, but you can slow it down a bit by making this one simple change in your diet. This blog topic by CRB Tech Reviews tells how to retain muscle mass even on aging.
It’s bad enough that it gets harder to sleep, harder to remember where you put your keys, harder to wake up from bed with that same energy and vigor you had in your younger days. On top of all that, the loss of muscle mass and bone density that accompanies normal aging could make it difficult to maintain a healthy weight.
By eating more chicken, eggs, beef,pork, seafood, and soy, and following a consistent resistance-training regimen, you could maintain your muscle mass, increase your metabolism, and improve your bone density. Start taking more protein today and you’ll be rewarded with later!
Muscle Loss Makes Life Harder
Making protein a priority while doing consistent resistance training has a positive impact on muscle growth and repair. But beyond helping you pack on pounds of muscle mass, eating more protein helps you maintain your muscle mass as you age.
The progressive, inevitable loss of muscle mass with age is called sarcopenia. Most people who are relatively inactive begin to experience sarcopenia at around age 35. From there, the rate of muscle loss gains right along with your birthdays unless you consistently do resistance training and eat enough protein.
It can be very expensive too. As a country, the US spent more than $18.5 billion in 2000 to raise the health problems caused by sarcopenia.The individual cost is high as well; people living with loss of muscle mass spend an additional $900 dollars per year on healthcare-related expenses, on average.
The More You Age, the More Protein You Require
Our muscles are dependent on protein to grow and repair. But due to aging, our bodies become lesser able to take full advantage of the protein we eat.
So, as you age, you need to have more intake. Luckily, there are plenty of high-protein foods to select to meet your daily average protein-consumption goal, which, as you age, is elevated from 0.36 grams to 0.45-0.59 grams per pound of body weight per day.
High-Quality Protein Sources
- Eggs: The whole egg (yolks and whites)
- Poultry: Chicken and turkey breast (skin removed)
- Beef: tenderloin, sirloin, filet, flank
- Ground meats: chicken, beef, turkey
- Pork: deli ham, tenderloin, Canadian bacon
- Low-fat dairy: milk, Greek yogurt, cheese, whey, casein
- Fish: tuna, tilapia, salmon, cod
- Seafood: crab, shrimp,oysters, scallops, mussels, lobster
- Soy: tofu, soy protein powder, edamame
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