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TheresaB wrote: ↑Mon Nov 27, 2023 1:50 pm
Saw this article today and thought of you:
Cutting Back on One Amino Acid Increases Lifespan of Middle-Aged Mice Up to 33%
A new study in mice found limited intakes of one particular essential amino acid slowed the impacts of ageing and even lengthened their lifespan.
Scientists are now wondering if these findings could help people improve their longevity and quality of life.
Isoleucine is one of three branched-chain amino acids we use to build proteins in our bodies. It is essential for our survival, but since our cells can't produce it from scratch, we have to get it from sources like eggs, dairy, soy protein and meats.
Thanks, Theresa. So keeping the animal protein to a minimum and getting the rest in plant protein -- Guess I need to study plant sources more, because the ones that come to mind with the highest protein, like beans, are also high in carbs which need limiting.
Yes, the confusion goes on with how to get enough protein at my age without getting knocked out of ketosis.