The Protein Craze
Your body requires protein, many of us may be eating way too much of it, especially the kind that comes from animal sources. A 2014 study found that people between50-65 years of age who eat 20% or more of their daily caloric intake as protein, suffer a 75% jump in mortality risk and are four times as likely to develop cancer as those who restrict protein to 10% of their calories. Yes, my friends, that puts heavy meat eating on par with smoking when it comes to health damages. The University of Southern California completed a study that showed eating lots of protein—particularly from animal sources—stimulates the production of two different types of growth factors, both of which speed up aging and hasten the developments of some diseases. The current research on a Longevity Lifestyle clearly favors a cuisine low in animal protein. As you age you may need more protein in your food consumption. Think plant based; for example, black bean or quinoa.