Fuel is needed to fight the aging process. And for this you need to consume restorative products – proteins. When food is digested, proteins are broken down into small building blocks – amino acids, which are then released into the bloodstream and transported to muscles, where they are used to repair and build new muscle tissue. We call this process muscle growth, or muscle protein synthesis.
There are many ways to do this: a serving of lean meat (or fish, or poultry); including more nuts, seeds or legumes in the diet; yogurt or eggs for breakfast.
Breakfast and lunch are the meals that should be the main focus in terms of protein intake. Research shows that people tend to have a hearty dinner and make earlier meals smaller, especially breakfast (a breakfast of toast and jam won’t give you the protein you need). By adding a serving of Greek yogurt or a whey protein shake (not only athletes drink protein shakes), you can easily make up for the missing amount of protein.