Why Aren’t Seniors Getting Enough Protein?

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Although the daily protein requirements for seniors are still under debate in the scientific community, there are plenty of studies that indicate that those older than 65 aren’t getting enough. Protein is important for maintaining muscle mass, strength, bone health and quality of life, all issues that affect seniors most.

Protein is one of those macronutrients that most people usually get enough of during daily meals, but elderly folks seem to be the exception to this rule.  Researchers at Bournemouth University set out to find out why.  They surveyed 351 British adults over the age of 65 and published the results in Nutrients.

The study excluded protein supplements and focused solely on animal proteins, but it does shine a light on how and why this demographic makes its protein choices which could be useful, if say, someone were trying to share their favorite brand of pea protein with them.

Seniors typically looked for protein sources that were:

  • Good Tasting

  • Affordable

  • Convenient

  • Digestibility less of a factor than previously believed, but still a factor

  • Healthy

    It just so happens that The AIM Companies makes a good-tasting, affordable, convenient, digestible and healthy plant protein. ProPeas is vegan, non-GMO, allergen-free protein that can assist in weight management, maintaining muscle mass and meal replacement.

Author: The AIM Companies

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