6 Surprising Signs You’re Not Eating Enough Protein

You should get a minimum of 10% of your daily calories from protein. (For a target of grams, multiply your weight in pounds by 0.36.) And you want it from a variety of sources throughout the day: A tub of low-fat Greek yogurt for breakfast has about 20 grams; a serving of skinless chicken breast at lunch, about 25 grams; and a cup of black beans in your dinner, about 15 grams. Your body breaks down and reuses the protein in many ways.

Most Americans get plenty of protein. People who don’t get enough usually have an overall poor diet. Elderly people and people with cancer may have trouble eating as much protein as they need. Severe malnutrition from lack of protein is called kwashiorkor. It’s more common in developing countries, especially with children, or after a natural disaster.

Check out the signs you’re not getting enough protein!

Facebook
Twitter
WhatsApp
Pinterest
Reddit
Delicious
LinkedIn
Facebook
Twitter
WhatsApp

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

READ NEXT

Are You Dealing With These Symptoms of Ketosis?

The ketogenic diet is a popular, effective way to lose weight and improve your health. When followed correctly, this low-carb, high-fat diet will raise blood ketone levels. These provide a

8 Types of Fruits You Should Actually Avoid

(Ripe) Bananas Unlike some fruit, bananas contain mostly carbs. In fact, 93 percent of their calories come from carbohydrates. Also, they contain up to 16 percent sugar. Unfortunately for ripe

6 Weird Signs Your Liver Sends You

Your liver is your body’s largest solid organ. On average, it weighs around 3 pounds in adulthood and is roughly the size of a football. This organ is vital to

10 Tips From Masters to Enjoy Your Life More

With these amazing tips even the hardest pessimist will smile. Life is beautiful, so try enjoying it, because you’ll never know what tomorrow will bring. For putting a smile on

These 6 Things May Signal a Cardiac Arrest

  A heart attack is a ‘circulation’ problem, and cardiac arrest is an ‘electrical’ problem. A heart attack occurs when blood flow to a part of the heart is obstructed—by

8 Anti-Inflammatory Foods to Minimize Your Pain

When you’re dealing with a condition that causes inflammation, you should change your eating habits. Yes, medication is important, but many doctors say that embracing an anti-inflammatory diet can help,