High protein diets are all the rage, but those who need protein the most may not be getting enough. Find out how much protein you should be eating for a long and healthy life.
New research suggests that bumping up your protein intake could be one secret to healthier aging. In this week's episode, you'll learn:
The problem with current recommendations for seniors
5 reasons protein intake often declines with age
Which group is most at risk of insufficient protein
How much and what kind of protein is best for older folks
How much protein is in common foods
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