Eating Right

Eating Right

Did you know that your diet plays a role in fall prevention? This is especially important for those aged 50 years and above, as that is the age at which we start losing muscle and bone mass. Having insufficient protein in your diet can lead to weight loss, frailty and an increased risk of falls. Here are some foods to incorporate into your diet to boost your protein intake!

 

Eggs

Eggs are one of the most versatile ingredients that can easily be added to all three meals. Steamed and hardboiled recipes are good, healthy options. Instead of adding high-fat sauces such as mayonnaise, season with pepper and a dash of salt.

 

Peanut butter

A peanut butter sandwich is ideal for a high protein breakfast or mid-day snack. Always read the nutrition labels and avoid brands with added sugars.

 

Beans

It is a common misconception that meat is the only good source of protein. In fact, plant-based protein such as beans are low in fat, high in fibre, and contain up to 15g of protein per cup!