As higher-protein diets for health and wellness continues to rise, “how much” and “which kind of proteins,” are often asked questions. Understanding optimal levels and types of proteins for the people who need it most can help food formulators meet consumer demand for better, personalized nutrition.

Researchers also shed light on a growing body of evidence suggesting that current dietary protein recommendations are underestimated for certain vulnerable population groups such as seniors, as well as for athletes and people trying to manage their weight.

At ACN, experts further introduced how dairy proteins stand out as a high quality, complete source of EAAs. In contrast, many plant-based proteins are not considered complete sources, as they do not contain all the essential amino acids.

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