by Deb Lowther
You have heard that protein is an important part of a healthy diet, but did you know getting more protein in your 40s and 50s is key to preventing age-related muscle loss as we head towards our best years?
A natural part of aging, we begin to lose lean muscle in our 40s and without regular activity and consuming adequate amounts of protein daily, we become weaker and susceptible to mobility issues, falls, osteoporosis, fractures as well as diseases such as type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers as we get older.
As you age, your body starts to breakdown muscle tissue faster than you can build it. Often referred to as sarcopenia, this age related muscle loss increases exponentially as you age, having a significant impact on your strength, vitality and independence in older years. To stop this loss researchers have discovered that a good protein intake, particularly milk proteins, at each meal is one of the keys to maintaining muscle. Milk proteins, casein and whey, are considered to be high quality proteins due to their essential amino acid composition, rate of digestion and absorption and positive impact on muscle strength.
Boomer Nutrition ENERGY Protein Powder was developed based on this research that shows adults need more protein throughout the day as they age and better quality protein. Boomer Nutrition is made from high quality whey protein, has added leucine to preserve and repair muscle and includes B vitamins to give you the energy to stay active.
Many vitamins and minerals play a role in role in successful aging yet a group of vitamins called the B vitamins are a team behind the scenes that are continually working hard to keep you well. Comprised of 8 water soluble vitamins, these B vitamins are necessary for energy production, regulating your metabolism, keeping your cardiovascular and nervous systems strong and improving your mental health and cognitive function.
Understanding the importance of protein in your diet as you age is crucial to making healthy nutrition choices and slowing the aging process. This chart shows how much protein you need as you age based on your activity level.
Once you have met your total protein requirements with high quality protein, you can improve your overall health by being more strategic about your protein intake. Experts recommend a minimum of 20-25 grams per meal for younger folk and an increase to 30 grams per meal as you age.
Well-spaced protein at each meal boasts many health benefits including the ability to maximize muscle protein synthesis (muscle repair) and fight age-related muscle loss (sarcopenia). Contrary to the typical North American diet with little protein at breakfast and a large amount at dinner, your body is better able to utilize the protein if consumed throughout the day.
Try including protein in mid day or late night snacks as well. Smoothies, nuts, homemade high protein cookies or even these banana protein breakfast waffles can increase the amount of protein you consume earlier in the day or between meals.
A protein smoothie can have over 20 grams of protein and be made with just protein powder and water but why not bump up the calcium by making it with milk (almond, rice, coconut or cows) and increasing the nutritional value by adding a variety of fruits, hemp seeds, greek yogurt or even greens like spinach or kale.
Boomer Nutrition Protein was designed to help you slow the aging process. There are many different protein powders on the market to choose from, but Boomer Nutrition ENERGY Protein Powder is the only one formulated to help you preserve lean muscle and slow the aging process.
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