Tidbits is a monthly senior food program publication that contains features like healthy eating tips, recipes, and information about food distributions.
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Protein in Your Diet
Seafood; meat, poultry, and eggs; beans, peas, and lentils; and nuts, seeds, and soy products are part of the Protein Foods Group. Proteins help to build bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood. They also assist in building enzymes, hormones, and vitamins. Proteins are one of three nutrients that provide calories (the others are fat and carbohydrates).
Men and women over the age of 60 should be getting 5-6 oz of protein daily. Examples of an ounce of protein are:
One slice of deli turkey
One Tablespoon of peanut butter
¼ cup of cooked beans
For more information about protein and other food groups, visit www.myplate.gov.
Learn more in this month's edition of Tidbits!
Reprinted from materials provided by the Michigan Department of Education Household Nutrition Programs. The material provided is intended to be used as general information only and should not replace the advice of your physician. Always consult your physician for individual medical care.
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