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Whey Protein....

...is something I've just started which was recommended by my pulmonologist; I'm using chocolate flavored and like it so much I've been doing a bit of it every day; mixed in with my yogurt/fruit desert at night and other appropriate meals, just sprinkling it around and about as I'm in the 'experimental stage' now. I've read online a couple of sites suggesting that it may be beneficial for those with emphysema.

Here's a link to just general information: healthyeating.sfgate.com/ca...

"...Whey protein supplements aren’t just for gym buffs and bodybuilders. When incorporated into a healthy diet and taken on a regular basis, whey protein helps seniors bulk up. Lean muscle mass declines with age, causing functional decline and reduced independence in older adults. Seniors can take whey protein to help build muscle and improve strength. Before taking any supplements, though, first discuss it with your health care team.

The Lowdown on Whey Protein

Not all proteins are created equal. Because of its fast absorption rate and excellent range of essential amino acids, whey is often the choice for those looking to retain or build muscle. It’s found in the watery part of milk that separates from the fatty portion. You’ve seen whey if you’ve ever noticed liquid floating atop your opened yogurt. This liquid, which probably doesn’t look too appetizing floating on your yogurt, is packed with high-quality protein that the body readily gobbles up and assimilates into muscle. It’s most commonly available in powder form and taken as a shake to boost protein intake.

Helps Seniors Pack on Muscle and Strength

Loss of muscle mass is a common health issue that makes seniors more vulnerable to falls and metabolic disease as they move into their twilight years. Whey protein stimulates muscle growth to help seniors fight the effects of aging on skeletal muscle, according to a study reported in PLOS One in July 2017.

Healthy older men gained muscle mass and improved their strength when taking a whey protein supplement over the course of five months, according to the study results. The men were age 73, on average, and the whey supplement also contained calcium, vitamin D and omega-3 fats..."

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Dmactds wow that is great that your Pulmonologist actually thinks out of the box I commend him/her. My Pulmonologist wasn’t quite as scientific but suggested sardines in olive oil which I have incorporated into my diet . Sardines (canned or otherwise) are not as fancy as engineered foods as whey but they are very high in 3 very important nutrients as protein, calcium and omega 3 the only problem is they do not come in chocolate lol . Your post was quite informative though . Good luck !

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I too crave sardines in olive oil along with crackers and hot pepper flakes but not because of my pulmonologist...., just 'cause....

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Apparently figs are high in omega 3 and you can get chocolate covered ones.

Yes a very informative post though, thanks (not mine, the original one!)

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" I found your post so interesting Dmactds, I have been using whey protein now for 4 years and it realy does help keep your body and muscles strong. I prefere the bananas flavour myself. Thanks again for your post...x Megan..."

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I was talking to a dietician who said not to have too much protein, i am nearly underweight. I didn't ask her why but just eat a variety of actual food

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There's always someone who'll caution you about practically everything but a bit of online research will give you the information you need. I keep telling people that the internet is like an expanded Encyclopedia Britannica but you do have to mind your P's and Q's....., but you'll catch on soon enough.

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Actually it is more like a giant advert with a load of pseudo science thrown in. I'd rather take the word of an nhs dietician thanks

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Thats a very interesting article and well worth thinking about, thank you for posting x

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Greetings from Florida! Right on. I use whey proteins and workout everyday...70 yrs old.

Losing muscle tone can come very rapidly, I’ve had to incorporate more proteins in my healthy diet and not skip my workouts....

Stay well! 🙋🏼

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GREAT FOR YOU !!! In addition to my whey protein, I also pay much more attention to the protein I'm getting from regular food sources..., like my yogurt; I make sure it's rated at 19 to 22% protein per serving. I have a rather generous serving once a day.

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Hi back...! I will check mine. I have the powder form but it’s still sitting there on the shelf, I am currently buying the non dairy already mixed form. Been in body building since 32 yrs old, thought I was old then 🤣 I remember I asked them if it was too old to start!

Now I thank my lucky stars...!

I remember my trainer said...”at any age, the body has to move...!” A must to get rid of waste and start anew!”

Stay well 🙋🏼

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