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Posted 13 Jun 2017 by Drugs.com
TUESDAY, June 13, 2017 – Cutting out fatty and fried sources of protein makes sense when you're trying to cut calories and eat healthy. But you still need nutritious forms of protein in your diet, according to Nutrition.gov. Here are five great protein sources you'll love when you want to add protein without adding a lot of calories. The first is fish. Besides being low in calories, fish is low in saturated fat. Though varieties like sole, flounder and cod are lower in calories, fatty fish like salmon and mackerel also contain the healthy fats called omega-3 fatty acids. They're all delicious, even when steamed or slightly sauteed – no breading needed. Egg whites are another terrific option. One cup of egg whites has 26 grams of protein for under 120 calories – perfect for turning into a scramble. When you want a meatier mouth-full, choose chicken, a great source of lean protein. ... Read more
Posted 10 Jun 2015 by Drugs.com
WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2015 – Older adults need a protein-rich diet to maintain muscle mass and strength, a new study suggests. Protein should come from animal and plant sources, since each type of protein appears to play different roles in maintaining lean muscle mass and leg strength. Plant protein helps preserve muscle strength, while animal protein is linked to muscle mass, the researchers said. "With aging, there is loss of muscle mass and strength," said lead researcher Shivani Sahni, director of the nutrition program at the Hebrew Senior Life Institute for Aging Research in Boston. She said that protein is the body's building block that produces muscle. "After 50, people start to lose muscle mass. Between 50 and 60, muscle strength declines by about 1.5 percent a year. After 60, the loss can be 3 percent a year." Losing muscle mass and strength affects the ability to move and do ... Read more
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