Longevity Tip ~ Are You Getting Enough Protein?

Power up with protein

Most people probably get enough protein through their regular diet, but be mindful of protein intake when you’re doing weight training, as your body uses the components of dietary protein to build muscle. A 2015 study in the journal Nutrients suggests a daily intake of 1 to 1.3 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight for older adults who do weight training.For example, a 175-pound man would need about 79 to 103 grams a day. If possible, divide your protein intake equally among your daily meals to maximize the body’s ability to create muscle, says Vijay Daryanani, a personal trainer with Harvard-affiliated Spaulding Outpatient Center. Also, consume about 20 to 40 of those daily grams after a workout to help with muscle repair.

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