Dr. Mehmet Oz is host of the popular TV show “The Dr. Oz Show.” He is a professor in the Department of Surgery at Columbia University and directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Mike Roizen is chief medical officer at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, an award-winning author, and has been the doctor to eight Nobel Prize winners and more than 100 Fortune 500 CEOs.


Dr. Mehmet Oz,Dr. Mike Roizen

Tags: protein | aging | muscle | dr. oz

Manage Protein to Preserve Muscle Mass

By and Tuesday, 14 April 2020 12:56 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Four-time NBA MVP, two-time Olympic gold medal winner, and three-time NBA champion Lebron James knows he'll have the most energy and the best muscle strength if he spreads out his protein consumption over the course of the whole day.

A typical breakfast for him includes egg whites and smoked salmon. Lunch might be whole-wheat pasta and salmon with veggies. Before a game, he might eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. At halftime, it’s almond butter and apple, and after the game a protein shake.

You can learn a valuable lesson from LeBron's nutritional regimen, especially as you get older.

A new study from the School of Sport, Exercise, and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Birmingham found that a good way to preserve muscle mass as you age is not just to make sure you get enough protein, but to make sure you get a good dose of high-quality protein at breakfast and lunch.

The recommended daily intake is around 69 to 81 grams a day for a healthy, older, 150-pound woman; 81 to 98 grams for a 180-pound man.

Not only will this high-protein diet help you retain muscle mass and tone, but according to another study in the Journal of Gerontology, seniors who eat the most protein are 30% less likely to become functionally impaired than those who eat the least.

Ditch that frozen waffle for an egg white omelet with lox and 100% whole-grain toast, and switch your lunchtime drive-thru for broiled chicken breast on a bed of quinoa.

That will help you avoid declining energy and shrinking muscle tone as you age.

© King Features Syndicate

1Like our page
The recommended daily intake of protein is around 69 to 81 grams a day for a healthy, older, 150-pound woman; 81 to 98 grams for a 180-pound man.
protein, aging, muscle, dr. oz
Tuesday, 14 April 2020 12:56 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
Newsmax TV Live

The information presented on this website is not intended as specific medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical treatment or diagnosis. Read Newsmax Terms and Conditions of Service.

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved