We all know protein is king. Protein is not only essential for building muscle, but it also plays a role for brain cell function and creating hormones and enzymes that are vital to essential physiological processes in our bodies.
In another blog, we’ve tackled how much protein we actually need. And found that protein intake differs for everybody, depending on variables such as age, gender, and body weight. Researchers from McMaster University in Hamilton did a meta-analysis on a total of 1,863 people, including men and women, young and old, and experienced weight trainers as well as novices. They have found that people around the age of 40 and up need to increase the amount of protein in their diets as the decline in protein from the body’s muscles begin in our 40s and 50s.