Sarcopenia is the natural loss of muscle tissue, quality, and strength that is commonly associated with the aging process. As people age, it's fairly natural for people to experience sarcopenia, with some estimating that those who are physically inactive may lose as much as 3%-5% of their muscle mass every ten years after age 30. Just why this happens is not fully understood, but scientists believe that among the causes are decreases in both activity and nutrition levels, hormonal changes associated with age, and changes in both the quality and number of motor neurons.
Research to treat sarcopenia has focused on nutrition and hormone levels, with some studies in athletes and older adults suggesting that increased protein intake - much greater than the Recommended Daily Allowance of 0.8 grams/kilogram of body mass - may be helpful in reducing the loss of lean body mass (LBM) associated with age. Similarly, injections of testosterone have been used in men to increase muscle mass and strength. Should you consume additional protein to help maintain muscle mass? »
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This potato salad can get a bit spicy. Depending on just how spicy your curry powder is, you might want to start with a half a teaspoon and add more. I like it a bit spicier, and the red peppers help bring some sweetness to it, but the most important thing is to cut the potatoes in larger chunks. That way the creamy, soft center of the larger potato will soften the spiciness a bit - it makes a great counterbalance.
These Curried Sweet Potato Fries are great. Crispy, spicy, sweet, savory, and a bit salty. These can get a bit spicy if you add too much curry powder, but if you like them spicy, add a bit of cayenne pepper to the pan before adding the potatoes. Soaking the fries in cold water chills the center. This gives the outside enough time to crisp up while keeping the middle of the fries from overcooking.
Lentils are the perfect vehicle for almost anything. They are especially good with the flavors of India, and making curries with lentils is a comforting thing in itself. The flavor of this dish is both simple and complex: the spiciness of the curry complements the sweet vegetables and the sweet/umami of the roasted eggplant. If you like your curries spicier, add 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes for extra zing.