Power to Protein!
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:
4. Greek Yogurt
8. Pumpkin Seeds
9. Peanut Butter
10. Non-dairy milk