About 15% of all the energy (calories) we obtain from foods comes from proteins.
Here protein plays a key role. From the age of 50, our body experiences a gradual decline of muscle mass, which we can limit by ensuring the proper protein intake on a daily basis and through regular exercise.
When thinking about healthy food for healthy ageing, we think about fruits and vegetables, vitamins, healthy fats, and low salt. Protein does not cross our mind, but it is essential.
Protein prevents your muscles and bones from losing their mass, which will help you to stay mobile, and to carry on an active and healthy life-style. A thorough assessment of your dietary intake by a dietitian is needed to determine whether you eat enough protein. It can be done with the Protein Screener
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