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Protein….why? how? when and how much?

Updated: Dec 15, 2021


 “I can’t control everything in my life, but I can control what I put in my body.” 

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Protein All the Facts.

Your body needs protein to stay healthy and work the way it should. Protein is also a critical part of the processes that fuel your energy and carry oxygen throughout your body in your blood. It also helps make antibodies that fight off infections and illnesses and helps keep cells healthy and create new ones.

Signs you are not getting enough Protein:


Mood Changes

Hair, nail and skin issues 

Weakness and fatigue


Not healing after an injury

Getting and staying sick. 

How Much Protein Do You Need?

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 

Children under 4: 13 grams

Children ages 4 to 8: 19 grams

Children ages 9 to 13: 34 grams

Women and girls ages 14 and over: 46 grams

Boys ages 14 to 18: 52 grams

Men ages 19 and over: 56 grams

Simply put, most everyone should get 10% to 35% of their calories each day in the form of protein. You need more calories for activities like biking, lifting weights, or running, but the percentage of protein remains in t