You already know that protein is pretty important, but did you know that it becomes even more vital as you age?
In people of all ages, the essential nutrient can make meals feel more filling, and is key for building and maintaining strong muscles, bones, and other tissues, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). And as you move into your 60s, protein begins to play an even bigger role in protecting your health, says Tara Stulce, RD, a registered dietitian and clinical instructor of biomedical sciences at Missouri State University.
Read on to find out how. Plus, pick up some quick and easy ways to add more of the nutrient to your diet.