It’s the LEADING cause of nearly every single health problem blamed on age.
It’s involved in nearly everything that can ruin your quality of life or even kill you, including pain… heart disease… dementia… and even some forms of cancer.
Now, new research reveals a way to REVERSE it.
But if you’re like most people, you’re not only missing out on this age-fighting, disease-blocking miracle.
You’re AVOIDING it – because in many cases…
You’ve been TOLD it’s unhealthy!
What’s REALLY missing from your meals
Nearly half of all seniors don’t get enough protein.
Many are afraid to get what they need since they’ve been warned about the supposed dangers of all the best sources, including eggs.
So they miss out, and the new study shows how they’re paying the price as a result, because protein isn’t just important to strength and muscle…
It also helps your body to punch out the dangerous inflammation behind age-related health problems including chronic disease.
The new study calls it “inflammaging,” and created a way to measure it by combing testing for nine types of inflammation and oxidative stress to create a score:
- The higher the score, the more “inflammaging” you have and the higher your risk of chronic disease.
- The lower your score, the lower the inflammation and lower the risks.
One key difference between the two groups emerged: The folks with the highest protein intake had the lowest levels of inflammaging.
The study finds that plant sources tended to help those scores a little more, but the folks with the LOWEST inflammation numbers tended to get protein from a variety of both plant and animal sources.
Along with fighting off the effects of inflammation – and “inflammaging” – the right levels of protein can help keep you on your feet, cutting your risk of:
- Muscle loss
- …and more
The only problem is getting it – because most seniors miss the targets; not only that, the targets themselves are also set far too low.
A 2017 study found that most seniors need more protein than guidelines recommend. And while it didn’t set a specific level, it is an indication that you should make sure there’s a healthy source at every meal.
The best include fatty fish, white meat poultry, eggs and yogurt as well as plant sources such as beans and lentils.
Along with ensuring the right levels of protein, a wide range of protein sources will also give you a balanced variety of essential fats, minerals and fiber, too.