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How much protein should I eat per day?

Ms. Vandana  R. Sheth
Nutrition & Dietetics Specialist

Daily protein needs vary based upon your age, gender, activity level, etc. In general, an adult woman needs ~46 g/day and adult man needs ~56 g/day. According to the CDC, most Americans get enough protein by eating a balanced diet.

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.