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Written by Adrian Wozniak   
Tuesday, 29 September 2009

 Common names
    * Protein, Peptides


Recommended Intake

    * Males ≥ 19 years: 56 g/day
    * Females ≥ 19 years: 46 g/day
    * OR Males and Females ≥ 19 yrs: 0.8 g/kg/day

Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Range (AMDR): 10-35% of energy should come from protein each day

What's Protein for?
    * Builds and maintains muscles, organs, skin, and blood
    * Assists in energy metabolism and cell processes
    * Defends body against disease through immune function

Best Food sources

    * Meat, fish, poultry, milk products, tofu, nuts, seeds, legumes, grains

 

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