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Everybody above has covered how the FDA only provides guidelines to prevent illness, but in addition to that, remember that "protein" is a very generic category. Proteins are made of amino acids and different proteins have different component amino acids and different ratios of those. Depending on why you need to consume more protein, the type as ...


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The FDA recommendations are a very general guide and refer to the general population, not athletes or anyone doing large amounts of exercise. The IAAF have recently released some updated nutritional guidelines, the recommendations regarding protein intake are given below, note point 4 in particular: The optimum daily protein intake for weight stable ...


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Like the person in this question, I'm finding that I really have to focus on protein in order to get 160-180g of protein every day. You will find that many things in the fitness world are about optimizing everything. It is not essential to consume 160g-180g of protein every day, but reaching your upper level of protein synthesis rate is what will produce ...


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50 grams of protein is the minimum amount of protein your body needs to not be deficient. These shouldn't be the goals you shoot for. 100 grams is more an appropriate amount to stay healthy. 30g of protein per meal and a snack or two will get you there. A cup of milk can be 8-13g alone, so really as long as you eat cheese, small amounts of meat, eggs, and ...


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