ANIMAL PROTEIN 3 times daily for SENIORS
ANIMAL PROTEIN is needed for SENIORS!
A Canadian study found those seniors who consumed protein more evenly throughout the day (about 1 oz per meal) retained greater muscle strength than those who consumed most of their protein only at dinner. This could include one ounce of meat, poultry or fish or one small egg.
In our clinic we talk about the different metabolic types and commonly our patients over 70 fall into a pattern of "catabolism." This means the body is breaking down faster than it is building up.
These patients we recommend small amounts of protein and fat along with cooked root vegetables to prevent the wasting of healthy tissue. This new study validates this treatment that we have been recommending for twenty years.
Much of the research in this area stems from sports nutrition studies where the research has also shown a benefit to spreading protein throughout meals over the day for increased muscle mass and strength benefits in athletes.
Come see us today at Tacoma Health and have your chemistry tested today to see if you are falling in to a CATABOLIC or ANABOLIC category !
The study was published in the July issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.