Friday, 22 April 2016

Want to remain a healthy adult? Consume more protein

"A new study suggests that adults should eat significantly more protein than national guidelines currently recommend, and that portions should be split evenly throughout the day.

The high-protein diet, outlined in a joint study by the University of Mississippi and researchers at McMaster University, could help stave off muscle and strength loss in aging adults.

Researchers say the sweet spot is 30 grams to 45 grams of protein eaten one to two times per day -- but one researcher suggests a person could see benefits with three to five meals at that amount. (For scale, an average chicken breast contains about 25 to 30 grams of protein.)

And remember to incorporate a healthy percentage of veggie based protein in your daily intake. That is unless you're particularly fond of growth hormones, mercury, and antibiotics.

Read the story on CTV News

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