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How Much Protein Should You Eat?

Although protein makes up around 16% of the human body, every person’s needs are different. Age, activity level, muscle mass, and overall health are all factors that influence how much protein an individual should consume on a daily basis.

The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) is 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight for an adult who is primarily sedentary. The RDA is the amount needed to meet basic nutritional requirements.

Anywhere from 10-35% of calories consumed in a day come from protein. The healthiest proteins come from lean meats and plant sources such as white chicken and turkey, nuts, seeds, and lentils. Although protein supplements can be helpful in rushed times, it is important to focus on fueling your body with whole foods.

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