When do we need more proteins?
SPECIAL PROTEIN REQUIREMENTS
Which people have higher protein requirements?
A higher supply of protein may be required in the following cases:
– Stages of life: Especially in the age of growth and in old age. In general, proteins are needed throughout life, but in the stages of growth, given the great synthesis of new tissues (bones, skin,…), these requirements are greater.
In old age it is important to cover protein needs, since chewing problems can reduce the intake of rich foods and accelerate the process of dementia.
– Athletes (Proteins for sports)
Older people who fracture their bones (fractures of the hips, femur,…) should pay special attention to providing enough protein to the diet,
– Strict vegetarian people: Those people who carry a strictly vegetarian diet should control the ingestion of proteins to avoid presenting problems of malnutrition.
– Chronic diseases such as Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pancreatitis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, etc. They all require special protein intakes. In these cases, a protein deficit can accentuate fatigue, and worsen overall health.
* Related information:
Weekly diet for competition and training
More information on natural vegetarian food for sport.
19 March, 2019