Updated: Feb 9, 2021
First, let's tackle the basics. Protein is an essential building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and our blood. Our bodies need protein to build and repair tissues, make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals. You can get protein from many sources including meat, seafood, legumes, eggs, nuts, and grains such as quinoa.
How to Calculate your Grams of Protein you Need Daily:
For example, If you are an active adult that works out daily, your body would require .90 grams of protein per pound, so if you weigh 150 lbs, you would require 135 grams of protein per day.