Protein requirements

Protein is crucial for our body, supporting growth, repair, and maintenance of tissues, immune function, and enzyme/hormone production.

Recommended protein intake varies based on age, gender, activity level, and health.

Generally, 0.8g/kg of body weight is recommended, but athletes or those recovering from injuries may need more.

Consuming diverse protein sources ensures essential amino acids.

Animal-based sources offer complete proteins, while plant-based ones can be combined.

Timing matters; spreading protein intake throughout the day optimizes muscle synthesis.

A balanced diet can meet protein needs, avoiding excessive supplementation that strains the kidneys and causes health issues.

Understand requirements and choose wisely for a healthy body.

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