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how much protein should a woman have in her daily diet?

Posted by debmikegig

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Deb, Although they are many factors that drive protein needs (such as height, weight, activity level, and age) adults need about 60g of protein per day (or about 15% of daily calories), more if they are trying to build muscle.  It is important to chose lean protein such as low-fat or non-fat dairy,  white meats, egg whites, or a vegetarian combination of beans and grains.  There is a trend to "high-protein" diet (up to 30 and 40% of daily calories), but the long-term effects of excess protein on the liver and kidneys is still unknown.   
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