The body needs protein. That is what muscle and other things are built from. Protein is a building block. Without it the body can’t make new cells and other things it needs to replenish itself. How much protein is needed, though? This gives info on that so you can make sure you’re getting enough. There are many foods you can eat to get more if youre not getting enough but first you need to know you’re not.
- Recommended allowances of protein consumption for healthy adults is generally in the range of 46-56 grams.
- Americans, even vegans, often consume between 80-100 grams, nearly doubling the recommended intake.
- The Hartman Group, a consumer group, actively following American food culture, cites protein as the questionable new “it” supplement.
“But most of us are getting more than enough protein. And few seem to be aware that there may be long-term risks of consuming too much protein, including a potential increased risk of kidney damage.”
Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/28/well/eat/how-much-protein-do-we-need.html?partner=rss&emc=rss