Protein - How Much Do We Need?

Time for reading: ~1 minutes Last Updated: August 08, 2022
Protein - How Much Do We Need?

Protein is a staple food and it is usually not difficult to get the amount we need.

Proteins are among the macronutrients needed for the functioning and health of the body. The question of the amount of protein we should consume remains unclear. 
In the UK, adults are advised to consume 0.75 g per kilogram of body weight daily. This is the highest recommended amount of protein , and most people need less. The average values ​​are about 0.6 g per kilogram of body weight. 
The diet , which is based on plant foods and is low in protein and high in carbohydrates , is at odds with the diets recommended by fitness and nutrition experts. 
Many believe that their diet is low in protein and that they should concentrate on more than the important macronutrient so that they are not deficient.
This is probably due to the way some poorly trained nutritionists "translate" the need for protein into their guidelines. 
For example, it is quite right to recommend that a healthy and young person consume 55 g of protein per day. This amount is then applied to protein-containing foods, such as 100 g of steak and 100 g of chicken breast , in which about 30 g of protein can be found . 
What is not taken into account are the "hidden" proteins in other foods that we consume during the day. In fact, it is not difficult to meet the required daily amount. 
Some people need larger amounts of these macronutrients. These are children , the elderly, those recovering from major surgery, pregnant women and some athletes. 
But even with them the additional amount of protein is not more than 1.5 - 2 g per kilogram of body weight. 

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