1. Eat MORE protein
Losing muscle mass can be serious and has been associated with a long list of health problems, insulin resistance, diminished bone density and bone minerals, instability, immobility and more.
And more muscle mass, means you’re more likely to continue healthy physical activities you enjoyed years ago.
The more we look the more we find the importance protein is in our diet especially as we get older. Startling new facts have been uncovered by the American Physiological Society who found conclusively in a recent study of 52 – 75 year olds that those who ate twice the US Institute of Health’s recommended daily allowance were shown to increase the difference between muscle protein synthesis and protein breakdown thereby increasing muscle tissue production.
Most older adults need to consume about 1.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body mass per day.