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Meat icing on muffins: Healthy snacking for older adults


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Older adults have a higher requirement for protein compared to younger adults. An imbalance between protein supply and protein need can result in loss of skeletal muscle mass. Ingestion of 25–30g of protein per meal stimulates muscle protein synthesis in both young and older individuals[1]. The quality of protein ingested is also essential to promoting muscle health. Red meat contains high quality proteins and is rich in leucine. Decreased chewing efficiency and digestion in the elderly are responsible for lower meat protein intake from this group. Minced beef has been shown to be more rapidly-digested than servings of intact beef, resulting in increased amino acid availability and greater postprandial protein retention[2]. Muffins are common bakery snacks,mosltly prefered by older adults [3]. Designing muffins to suit nutritional needs of older adults could contribute to increased dietary protein intake. This study proposed novel easy consumable dietary approach to enhance quality protein intake for older adults. Incorporation of meat into muffin’s icing provide better snacking option to complement their protein needs.

Item Type: Paper presented at a conference, workshop or other event, and published in the proceedings
Additional Information: Short paper published in the proceedings under poster session. Posters were orally presented in-front of the audience for 3 minutes (3 minute pitch talk)
Uncontrolled Keywords: meat icing, older adults, quality protein
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Schools > Centre for Science and Primary Industries
Depositing User: Chathurika Samarakoon
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2019 01:38
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 08:21

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