Unlike the usual common sense, the elderly can steadily consume protein to maintain muscle strength, research shows.
In a study conducted at a university in Montreal, Canada, 827 men and 914 women between 67 and 84 years of age were tested over a three-year period.
During this period, a study was conducted to determine if there was a change in their strength and activity, and they included protein in the diet depending on what they had consumed for 48 hours. The study was published in the journal.
As a result, eating a certain amount of protein on a daily basis maintains muscle strength even when older, and steadily ingesting protein in the elderly also helps to improve activity.
As we grow older, our bodies become faster and deeper at a faster pace than before. Protein ingestion can prevent some of the changes in the physical organization of the elderly. Experts recommend eating a spoonful of eggs or peanut butter each day.
"The important thing is not to consume only one protein per day, but to consume enough protein every three meals a day to gain muscle assimilation and muscle strength," said Stephanie Chevalier, the author of the study.
"It is better to eat protein three times a day than to consume a single protein a day," said Rona Sandon, an associate professor at the University of California. .
Sandon did not participate in the study, but provided data supporting the findings.