Focus on over 50s

In Food item by James Anstee

By 2050, one in four people in the UK will be aged 65 years and over – an increase from approximately one in five in 2018 – and muscle loss and frailty are seen as a normal part of the ageing process.

Protein is needed in our food in order to support the growth and maintenance of our muscles and bones, as well as used to make skin, hair, nails and is also a vital component for our metabolism. The role of protein in muscle health is critical for those who are looking to develop their muscle strength / maintain their muscle (something that is vital for the over 50s and for are dieters). When you lose weight, you inevitably lose a mixture of body fat and muscle. Eating a higher protein diet, ideally combined with some resistance training, can help to reduce the loss of muscle when dieting. As you age, your appetite starts to decrease, and your body digests food more slowly, it can then be very difficult to consume the foods you need to maintain a healthy diet. To consume 120g of protein per day through meat or plants can be challenging. Tempo Nutrition is the first brand dedicated to sports nutrition for people who are 50+. It is packed with protein and contains a unique blend of nutrients (Actimax), has no added sugar or salt  and is low calorie. Tempo is produced and manufactured in the UK under the accreditations ISO 22000, Informed-Sport and Informed-Choice. RRP £2 (14 single servings per pouch).