According to recent research, nearly 40% of older Americans are not getting enough protein.
Current protein recommendations also represent a minimum rather than an ideal protein intake and the highest quality sources of protein (animal products) are often demonized.
As a result, many of us are under-eating protein which can cause a number of deleterious symptoms such as cravings, overeating, weight gain and a loss of muscle mass.
Tune in to this week’s podcast with protein expert, Dr. Peter Ballerstedt, to learn all about the often-ignored nuance in the protein conversation and how you can leverage protein’s superpowers to optimize your health and feel your best.
Here are some of my favorite takeaways…
Why the “meat is harmful” message is dangerous
The problems with our current protein recommendations
How much protein you really need
Crude protein vs. true protein (and why it matters for your health!)
The health benefits of plant vs. animal proteins
Symptoms of protein deficiency
How to identify a high-quality protein
The link between amino acid deficiency and back pain
Why tracking protein by percentage of calories is a bad idea
Why processed food products contain less protein than the label says
The surprising world’s #1 source of protein
What taking your daily MEDS means to Dr. Ballerstedt
Increasing the amount of protein in my diet has been a game changer for me and many of my clients so please listen in and share this information with anyone you think may benefit.