Plant Magazine of Botanical-online September 2017

Natural remedies

HOW MUCH PROTEIN SHOULD WE EAT?

How much protein our body needs?

We can not forget that each person has a different age, different physical characteristics, different metabolic requirements, different physical activities, etc. So, recommendations may vary from one person to another.

According to WHO (World Health Organization) the recommended dose of protein according to the age is:

Table of needed proteins (g/Kg)

ADOLESCENTS

Girls (g/kg)

Boys(g/kg)

10-12 years

1

1

12-14 years

0.95

1

14-16 years

0.9

0.95

16-18 years

0.8

0.8

Table of needed proteins (g/day)

ADOLESCENTS

Girls(g/day)

Boys(g/day)

10-12 years

36

34

12-14 years

44

43

14-16 years

46

52

16-18 years

42

56

Table of needed proteins (g/day)

ADULTS (>18 years)

Women (g/day)

Men (g/day)

40 Kg

30

-

45 Kg

34

-

50 Kg

37.5

37.5

55 Kg

41

41

60 Kg

45

45

65 Kg

49

49

70 Kg

52.5

52.5

>75 Kg

56

56

>80 Kg

-

60

How to calculate the protein intake?

A varied diet, including animal protein, presents no risk of protein deficiency. Rather, the contrary, the diet of Western society usually has an excess of animal protein, which can cause possible health risks.

However, those who lead a strictly vegetarian diet are advised to control their protein intake in order not to present problems of malnutrition.

* Related information: How to calculate protein needs?

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