Russell Setright Naturopath
Naturopath, Clinical Nutritionist, Herbal Medicine, Remedial Therapies, Advanced Life Support Educator, Medical Writer, Consultant to Blackmores, accredited EMT.
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SOY AND WHEAT PROTEINS HELPFUL FOR BUILDING AGEING MUSCLES, BUT NOT AS POTENT AS ANIMAL PROTEIN
If you are planning a change to a plant-based diet it is important that you increase the level of plant foods that are high in protein to help maintain muscle mass and health.
On a gram for gram basis, animal proteins are more effective than plant proteins in supporting the maintenance of skeletal muscle mass with advancing age.
Therefore, simply transitioning from an animal-based protein diet to a plant-based diet, without adjusting total protein intake, will likely to be detrimental to muscle health during ageing. A more balanced and less extreme approach to changing dietary behaviour, meaning eating both animal and plant-based proteins, may be best.
Adding good vegetable/plant protein foods that include Seitan. Tofu, Tempeh, Edamame, Lentils, Chickpeas and Most Varieties of Beans can help increase your protein levels.
Oliver Witard of King’s College London, presented at The Physiological Society’s Future Physiology 2020 vegan diet need the level of vegetable acquired protein (soy and Wheat) to be increased to help maintain muscle health in ageing.
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