Breaking News on Protein and Aging: Episode 280

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.

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS
1-minute read
Episode #280

New research suggests that bumping up your protein intake could be one secret to healthier aging. In this week's episode, you'll learn:

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About the Author

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS

Monica Reinagel is a board-certified licensed nutritionist, author, and the creator of one of iTunes' most highly ranked health and fitness podcasts. Her advice is regularly featured on the TODAY show, Dr. Oz, NPR, and in the nation's leading newspapers, magazines, and websites. Do you have a nutrition question? Call the Nutrition Diva listener line at 443-961-6206. Your question could be featured on the show.