This free protein calculator gives you an answer to the question "how much protein do I need each day?"
Individual needs and the needs of children and seniors will vary. Always consult a qualified expert before making changes to your diet.
How much protein you need depends on a range of factors including your weight, your level of general activity throughout the day and the intensity of your workouts. Generally speaking, the more active you are and the more you train, then the more protein you need – up to a point. Some studies suggest that too much protein may put excess strain on the kidneys and liver. So it’s a good idea to understand how much protein you need based on these factors.
You can use the calculator above to get a guide on how much protein you may need. But remember that this is a guide, and you should a consult a qualified professional for a truly personalised calculation.
Different foods contain different amounts of protein, but here are some examples of foods which are generally considered high in protein:
You should get your protein from a range of different sources to ensure you meet all of your body’s needs.
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