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How can protein help you maintain a healthy weight?

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Most nutritionists agree the best approach is to choose from a variety of protein sources.

If you're watching your weight, try including protein with every meal. It will help you feel full longer. Spreading protein evenly across your meals is also good for your muscles, which is especially important as you get older and start to lose muscle mass.

From: Protein: Are You Getting Enough? WebMD Medical Reference

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Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine, National Academies: "Dietary Reference Intakes." Fulgoni, V. , May 2008. Weigle, D. July 2005. U.S. Department of Agriculture.


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Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine, National Academies: "Dietary Reference Intakes." Fulgoni, V. , May 2008. Weigle, D. July 2005. U.S. Department of Agriculture.


American Journal of Clinical NutritionAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition,

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on November 12, 2018

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