How Much Protein Do Women After 40 Need?
Getting enough protein is important for women after 40. Here's the scoop on why!
* To maintain muscle mass. As we age, we naturally lose muscle mass. This can lead to a number of health problems, including decreased strength, balance, and mobility. Protein helps to build and maintain muscle mass.
* To prevent bone loss. Protein also helps to build and maintain bones. Bone loss is a common problem in women after menopause, and it can increase the risk of fractures.
* To boost metabolism. Protein can help to boost metabolism, which is the rate at which the body burns calories. This can be helpful for weight loss or maintenance.
One easy way to get enough is to make sure each meal has 20-30g protein.
Some of my favorite protein sources…
-Pasture Raised Eggs
-Organic Ground Turkey
-Collagen (easy to add to coffee, oats, smoothie, your favorite milk, yogurt)