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Plant protein may help you in living a longer life.

Protein is necessary for men to maintain muscle mass and strength as they age. According to research published online by JAMA Internal Medicine on July 13, 2020, the source of that protein may also influence how long people live. Scientists studied the diets of almost 400,000 people aged 50 and over who ate plant-based protein, red meat, and eggs. After then, they were tracked for more than 16 years. People who ate primarily plant protein rather than red meat or egg protein had a 13 per cent to 24 per cent decreased chance of dying from any cause.

When it comes to plant protein, how much is enough? The researchers discovered that for every 10 grams of plant protein per 1,000 calories ingested, males had a 12 per cent decreased chance of death. Experts believe that if males ate even more plant protein, the advantages would be considerably greater. According to the guidelines, healthy older individuals require 1.2 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight on a daily basis. A 175-pound guy would require around 95 grams. Almonds (approximately 17 grams per 1/2 cup), tofu (20 grams per cup), lentils (about 18 grams per cup), and black beans and chickpeas (15 grams per cup) are all good sources of plant protein.


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