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Protein for Older Adults

Protein will help you fight infections, recover from injuries, and  help your muscles stay strong. It may also play a role in preventing falls.

Older adults need  2-3 servings every day.  Protein rich foods include all meats, fish, beans/ legumes, nuts, and dairy foods like milk, cheese, and yogurt.

Red meats are also high in iron which is needed to build red blood cells.  How much iron do you need? Click here for more information.

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