Power to Protein!

October 4, 2016

Written By

Written By: 

 

Power to Protein!
Photo Courtesy: Madison Matous 

Alternate Ways to Get Protein in Your Daily Diet

The human body needs three main macronutrients to thrive – fat, carbohydrates, and protein. And today we’re talking about protein. You need it to put meat on your bones, to make hair, blood, connective tissue, antibodies, enzymes, and more. But how much do you need? The recommended daily allowance (RDA) is 0.8 grams of protein for kilogram of body weight. One kilogram is about 2.2 pounds.

So, a person weighing 150 pounds weighs 68.2 kilograms

68.2 kilograms x 0.8 grams of protein = 54.6 grams of protein

When people think about protein, they tend to think about meat. But believe it or not, meat products aren’t the only way to get protein into your diet. There are other alternatives to hit the recommended value of protein you need, and sometimes these alternatives are even healthier:

1. Seitan

2. Tofu

3. Eggs

4. Greek Yogurt

5. Quinoa

6. Edamame

7. Beans

8. Pumpkin Seeds

9. Peanut Butter

10. Non-dairy milk

Why not try to reach your protein goal in a different way today? UNH Dining makes it easy to try new things.

Bookmark and Share

Add comment

Recent Posts

How Simple Affirmations Can Change Your Life How do you talk to yourself? Are you nice and... Read more
Keep Your Mind in Shape! Mental fitness can be defined as having and maintaining a state of well-... Read more
How To Make the Most out of Your Enviroment! Our environment undeniably affects our mood and... Read more

Archives