Are You Getting Enough Protein? | Nutrition
Do you believe that to build more muscle, you have to add extra protein to your diet? It’s actually just a misconception.
The only way to build more muscle, and more strength, is to exercise and train more. The human body however, in order to function well, needs a modest amount of protein. According to the Nutrient Reference Values issued by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), the recommended daily intake for specific age groups and gender are:
For children and adolescents aged 9 to 18:
The second column represents EAR (estimated average requirement) and the last column represents RDI (recommended daily intake)
For adults aged 19 to 70+:
So now let me put it this way. If you eat an eight-ounce steak (that’s 227 grams!) typically served in restaurants, you’re getting more protein than your body needs. You’re also getting a huge amount of artery-clogging saturated fat from such a meal, too! So yeah, a high-protein diet has it’s drawback too. More of that you can learn on the next article. Stay tuned!
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Nutrient Reference Values – Protein