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    Shaping Our Future
    Sunday, December 15, 2019
     
     
    What Does FIT Protein Have To Do With Our Health?

    A whole lot!

    You see, I’m sure you can think of at least one person you’ve known personally who seemed to “shrink” as they got older.

    Maybe it was a grandparent, or a great-grandparent, an aunt or uncle or a family friend.

    Can you think of someone?

    I bet you can, and you’re not alone.

    Because the fact is once we hit the big 5-0, not only do our muscles and our bodies start to shrink and break-down.

    But we also find that we have less energy… struggle with stiffness and aches… and don’t have the endurance and stamina that we used to.

    After all, it’s well documented that after 50 the average adult loses 3-5% of their muscle mass PER YEAR!

    Which means that by the time you’re in your 60s on average you’re at least 30% weaker than you were a decade ago.

    And by the time you’re in your 70s…

    You’re a whopping 60% less strong!

    And it’s not just a loss of muscles and strength we have to worry about…

    After the age of 30 our bone density can decline by as much as 14% every ten years, which can lead to osteoporosis… fractures… and nagging aches and pains.

    Now I knew that the reason for bone and muscle loss in space was due to the lack of gravity…

    But why was it happening to folks like me and you who spend all our time here on Earth?

    Well the answer is actually pretty obvious…

    We Humans Are Living Much Longer Than We Used To

    That’s why our bones and muscles break down as we age – no matter how much we exercise.

    You see…

    From the dawn of human existence all the way up until 1900, the average life expectancy for humans was about 30 years.

    This means that for 99% of human existence the cells in our bodies were programmed to keep growing until our 30s – or maybe our 40s at best…

    But then shut down.

    Then, in the 20th Century, we entered a “Golden Age of Medicine” where we uncovered vaccines, cures and breakthrough medicines which have saved countless lives.

    As a result of these medical breakthroughs, the average life expectancy is now 79 years old.

    Which means that on average, we humans live nearly 50 years longer than we did a century ago.

    Now while it’s wonderful that we’re living longer, the hard truth is…

    Our Bodies Haven’t Caught Up!

    That’s why, as we get older, we start to physically decline.

    As we get into our 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond, the cells in our body switch from “Growth Mode” to “Death Mode.”

    And our muscles and bones start to break down and waste-away at an ever-increasing rate.

    Is it entirely possible there might be one common solution?

    Something that could help people from all walks of life to increase their muscle mass… their power… their bone health… and so much more…

    Most People Think The Solution Might Be To Exercise More Often…

    Think about the people you knew who were in their 50s, 60s, and 70s who had jogged or lifted weights their entire lives…

    Still grew slower and weaker with each passing year.

    So while exercise was clearly important…

    It obviously wasn’t the “magic bullet” when it came to keeping our strength and delaying the aging process.

    Lets Take A Moment To Take A Closer Look At Protein

    Why?

    Protein is one of the most important nutrients in the human diet.

    It’s the building block behind healthy muscle.

    And it also helps to keep bones dense and strong.

    Now of course I’m sure you probably already know that protein is important…

    And you might even eat a lot of chicken, fish, or steak each day.

    Yet while your diet may already include plenty of meat chances are…

    If You’re Over the Age Of 50, Then You’re Not Getting NEARLY Enough Protein in Your Diet

    While the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Recommended Dietary Allowance of protein for adults is 0.8 grams per kg of body weight…

    These NIH guidelines are set to meet the requirements of 97.5% of healthy individuals who are 19 years of age or older.

    Well that right there should raise a red flag for you…

    Because you don’t need to be a health expert to know there are some really big differences between a 19-year-old and a 49-year-old and even bigger differences between a 19-year-old and a 69 year-old!

    So when it comes to our recommended daily protein intake…

    It’s a classic example of scientists trying to take a one-size-fits-all approach to our health, when clearly our bodies have different needs and requirements during different stages of our life.

    So How Much Protein Should You Be Getting?

    Well in a recent landmark study published in the journal Nutrients

    Researchers found that instead of the 0.8 grams of protein that the NIH recommends - the ideal amount of protein for 50+ adults is closer to 1.3 grams per pound of weight.

    And they even found that: “Current recommended protein intakes for older people do not account for the compensatory loss of muscle mass that occur”…

    Which is just a fancy way of saying that because our bodies naturally breakdown as we get older, we need more and more protein just to maintain our muscles and healthy bones.

    Now these findings don’t exist in a vacuum.

    In another major study, this one published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition…

    One of the country’s top health researchers concluded that:

    “The importance of dietary protein cannot be underestimated in the diets of older adults; inadequate protein intake contributes to a decrease in reserve capacity, increased skin fragility, decreased immune function, poorer healing, and longer recuperation from illness.”

    And in a head-turning new study published in the highly-regarded journal Frontiers in Nutrition

    Stuart Phillips, one of the leading nutritionists in the world, found that…

    “There is a growing body of evidence that this recommended dietary allowance is not sufficient for older persons and that they would benefit from eating more proteins.”

    He also said that…

    “A big disservice is being done. The prescribed 0.8 g/kg/day just isn’t enough protein for the elderly.”

    So the science seemed pretty clear here:

    Most adults 50+ are woefully deficient in protein.

    So Was The Answer As Simple As Supplementing Our Diets With More Protein?

    Even though most of us already eat lots of chicken, beef, fish, and other protein sources…

    The hard truth is even if you eat like a lion every day, once you’re over the age of 50…

    It can be very difficult to get enough protein from diet alone.