What is the recommended daily protein intake?

The amount of protein you need to intake on a daily basis differs throughout the course of life, as it depends on gender, age, individual goals, duration and intensity of exercise. To be able to calculate the recommended daily protein intake for your lifestyle, just focus on the level of physical activity. So, the more athletic you are, the more your protein needs increase.

If you follow a sedentary lifestyle, the recommended daily protein intake is estimated at 0.8 grams per kilogram of body weight. On the other hand, if you exercise regularly for health and well-being purposes, your daily intake is adjusted to 1.0 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight, with emphasis on the quality of the protein you choose.

Athletes and those who follow a high-intensity exercise schedule at a moderate frequency (2-3 hours per day, 5-6 times per week), the recommended daily protein intake ranges from 1.0 to 1.5 grams per kilogram of body weight. Finally, athletes who are on a high-intensity exercise program at high frequency (1-2 workouts per day, 3-6 hours per day, 5-6 times per week), the daily intake is adjusted to 1.5-2.0 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight.

Whichever of the above categories you belong to, it would be ideal to divide your protein into several meals, instead of consuming it all at once. This way you will achieve better satiety and therefore you will not feel constantly hungry. For example, you can eat beans at lunch and then add organic rice protein powder to your afternoon smoothie. These 2 proteins are called complementary, as they form a complete amino acid profile. The same result is achieved by combining a meal with spinach and organic almond protein powder.

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