For years we heard that Americans get plenty of protein. Now we see more products touting their high protein content as if we need more. So what is the truth?
The fact is new research is finding many health benefits of higher protein intake. The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) is actually just a minimum amount needed to replace daily losses. More is needed to get health benefits such as:
- Weight management
- Healthy aging
- Diabetes management and blood sugar control
- Bone health
To learn more, read a 2014 update on how much protein is enough and the science behind these recommendation in the white paper: The Power of Protein.
This PDF on the role of protein in healthy aging, Muscle Matters for Your Health at Any Age, is another excellent resource.