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1. Protein (2015). Retrieved from http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/ nutritionsource/what-should-you-eat/protein
3. Institute of Medicine, Dietary Reference Intakes. (2006, Sept). Retrieved from http://iom.nationalacademies.org/ Reports/2002/Dietary-Reference-Intakes-for-Energy-Carbohydrate-Fiber-Fat-Fatty-Acids-Cholesterol-Protein-and-Amino-Acids.aspx
PLENTY OF PROTEIN
Beyond Meat: The Future of Food
What is Protein?
Protein is made up of molecules called amino acids. 20 amino acids are needed to construct about 10,000 different proteins our bodies need to live and thrive.
Eleven of these amino acids are made by the liver and called "nonessential" (in the diet). Nine amino acids are called "essential" because they must be in the diet since they are not made by the liver.
All essential and many nonessential amino acids are found among plant foods and obtained by consuming a variety of food
from all food groups.
Calculate Average Daily Protein Needs:
Ideal Body Weight (lbs.) x 0.36 = ___ grams of protein
Calculate protein needs according to your ideal body weight: calculator.net/ideal-weight-calculator.html
More or less protein may be needed according to
individual circumstances. If not sure of your needs,
consult with a healthcare professional.
From the Harvard School of Public Health:
"Protein is found throughout the body —
in muscle, bone, skin, hair, and virtually every
other body part or tissue. It makes up the enzymes
that power many chemical reactions and the
hemoglobin that carries oxygen in your blood."
The Institute of Medicine recommends an acceptable protein intake between 10 to 35 percent daily calories."
Amino Acid Molecule
Protein is a nutrient, not a food group, found abundantly in almost all foods.
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