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Daily protein needs for seniors still unsettled
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I suspect that most readers who are not dieticians don’t think in grams. I would suggest that information for the public be given in ounces or added within parenthesis after grams are given. Yes, one can figure out the math but if your audience is lay why not write to them? If you audience is others of your profession continue as you have.
Its is simple lack of recognition or concern for actual needs and very poor partnering with patients.
Needful post for all the senior citizens, following this plan can keep them fit for sure.
Well, this is my first visit to your blog! We are a group of volunteers and starting a new initiative in a community in the same niche. Your blog provided us valuable information to work on. You have done a marvelous job!
It is becoming more and more clear that dietary protein is a significant contributor to heart health. Many studies have shown that a diet high in animal protein and saturated fat increases HDL (good) cholesterol, reduces blood pressure, and contributes to weight loss. The low fat diet has been thoroughly debunked. The Chinese study cited above does not say that plant based protein is superior to animal based protein. A controlled study conducted over a two-year period in Israel to determine the effects of low fat, Mediterranean, and Atkins diets showed that the Atkins diet was superior by almost every measure over the Mediterranean Diet and that the low fat diet was completely ineffective. A good analysis of the available evidence through 2013 can be found in Nina Teicholz, The Big Fat Surprise.
Just finished the book- Can’t believe the “low fat” canard is still around, worse the term “healthy whole grains”! By doctors, no less.
Good Information For Sharing.
In another health related vein, can anyone tell me how to calculate the TRUE amount of sugar (not just “sugars”) injested when we eat processed food (eg – anything we eat that has a “nutrition food label” attached” showing package contents), versus unprocessed food (eg – fruits & vegetables)?
Finally, a rational, well thought through piece on dietary recommendations that is simple affordable and safe enough to be implemented. The public has been fed such a steady diet of contradictory advice for so long that it believes almost nothing (or worse, everything) that it is told.
This is great article for seniors. If they execute this diet plan, I think of course they would be well fit. But their also need physical exercise regularly.
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