Fuel for the aging body

Making sure you are eating enough protein throughout your day is very important, especially as you age. As the old saying goes “you are what you eat!”

Protein helps build and maintain muscles, organs, skin and bones. When you are not eating enough protein, you will start to lose strength, and your body will have trouble functioning as you need it to.

What does adding more protein to your meals look like? Watch this quick video with Katie Genge, a registered dietitian with Geriatric Rehabilitation at Juravinski Hospital & Cancer Centre to learn how to make sure you’re eating enough protein.

Eating enough protein can help to keep your body strong, which makes it easier to maintain your independence.

If you want more information about getting enough protein, ask your family doctor if there is a registered dietitian available through their office. If not call EatRightOntario toll free at 1-877-510-5102 and speak with a registered dietitian.

Click here to view more examples of protein rich foods.

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