We hear about protein all the time. It’s good for you, and the ones you love. Protein gives you energy, protein builds your muscles, protein is good for the old and the young, and for sportsmen and women. So, do you find you asking yourself, “The more protein the better?”
Everything in moderation
Too much of a good thing isn’t good at all. Medical researchers and nutrition scientists have been working on a better understanding of our bodies and our diets for decades. They have arrived at a number of discoveries with recommendations for the average person for good health.
How much protein is enough?
A regular adult should consume 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight, or 0.36 grams per pound. This means that the average man should eat about 56 grams of protein per day, and the average woman should eat about 46 grams.
Ancient wisdom tells us that self-knowledge is one of the ways to happiness. So, start off by consuming roughly the amount of protein suggested by international experts and see how it goes. If you play more sports, take more protein. Whatever you do, try it then adjust the amounts you consume.
No protein isn’t good for you or your body, but protein can be overrated for building lean muscle for competitive athletes. So, stick to the wise words of wisdom, everything in moderation, including protein.