Eating protein throughout the day could be the key to maintaining muscle strength in old age, new research suggests.
An even protein intake throughout the day is associated with greater muscle strength in both sexes as they grow older, a study found.
Yet, frequently eating protein is only linked to improved mobility in elderly men, the research adds.
Eating protein with every meal is thought to replace that which is constantly being broken down. This occurs at a faster rate in older people.
An egg or tablespoon of peanut butter with every meal should be sufficient to boost a person's protein intake, according to experts.