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Recommended Daily Protein Intake

“How much protein should I eat?” Have you found yourself asking this question? Well, the recommended daily value for protein is 50 grams. For those of us that exercise and push the body to the extreme, we need a few more grams per day. If you are exercising at a moderate to high intensity level, I recommend consuming 0.8 grams of protein for every pound of your body weight.almonds

For example: if you weigh 150 pounds, then you should be consuming 150 x 0.8, which is 120 grams of protein per day. Be careful and don’t over-do it though; protein is broken down into amino acids and excess amino acids are converted to fats and sugars and then stored in the body. Below are a few examples of the best sources of protein!

Best Protein Sources

  1. Grilled chicken (Organic)
  2. Grilled Salmon
  3. Tuna
  4. Almonds

Learn more about protein bars, too.

September 22nd, 2009

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Darya

What makes tuna a good source of protein? It's filled with mercury. There are plenty of protein sources that don't contain toxic contaminants.

posted Sep 23rd, 2009 6:02 pm



   
 

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