More muscle… without more exercise. Is that even possible?
The astonishing science says, “You bet it is!”
Now don’t misunderstand me. We should ALL strive to get a little movement in each day. But what most folks don’t understand is that exercise alone won’t help maintain and build muscle.
And if you overdo it, you could actually hurt your muscles.
The REAL secret to staying strong, energetic, and ready for anything as you age is protein. The right levels of protein – from the right sources – can help ensure you and your muscles don’t fall apart as you get older. And that’s without spending every single waking moment at the gym.
You see, many seniors fall short when it comes to getting enough protein. Appetites naturally shrink, and your tastes may become more narrow.
But new research reveals a surprising way to send your muscle-maintaining protein levels soaring.
Overlooked protein source sends levels soaring
Now, of course, when it comes to protein, you shouldn’t forget the core three…
This classic triplet team provides some of the best muscle supporting protein you can get your teeth on. But new research reveals one more surprising source.
Now, you might not be familiar with this veggie. But it’s time to get acquainted.
You’ll find them sold in most supermarkets as both a bean and a sprout. The beans are a great addition to soups and stews this time of year. While the sprouts make a terrific topping for your salads.
And if you work them into your meals, you can get a REAL boost in muscle mass without spilling an extra drop of sweat on strenuous exercise.
In the new study, under-active folks given mung-bean protein for eight weeks had measurable improvements in strength.
And guess what? They DIDN’T exercise. All they did was eat mung bean protein.
Now imagine if they combined that protein with some enjoyable daily movement like a brisk walk around the park, a leisurely dip in the pool, or a few turns around the dance floor. There’d be no stopping them.
Make your muscles happy with more protein
This isn’t just a matter of convenience. It’s critical – because no matter how much protein you think you’re getting, there’s a good chance it’s not enough. And your muscle can suffer as a result.
One study found that close to half of all folks over the age of 70 don’t get the protein levels recommended by guidelines of roughly 2.2-2.5 ounces per day.
That’s pretty bad already. But it gets worse because the guidelines themselves are set far too low.
Another study a couple of years ago found that seniors should aim to DOUBLE those levels for optimal strength, energy, and overall health. And going by that standard, almost no one is getting the protein they need.
What this means is you REALLY need to actively look for ways to ensure your muscle stays strong. And that means finding more ways to sneak protein into your diet.
Along with mung beans, other great overlooked sources of muscle-boosting protein include peanuts, quinoa, pumpkin seeds, cheese, yogurt, and hemp seeds.
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