Boomers need more protein

by Lori Drummond, RD, LD

Studies show that adding supplemental protein to the diet can be beneficial for aging baby boomers with a range of health issues. Because protein plays so many key roles in our body, we must keep our protein intake adequate.

Generally speaking, older people aren’t getting enough protein even though their needs are not as high as they once were.

As we mature, our physiological processes slow down and therefore extra attention must be placed on them in order to avoid the problems associated with aging. Simply put, as we age our bodies are in need of greater upkeep.

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