Protein is an important nutrient in so many ways. It regulates appetite, repairs muscles, sustains energy levels and keeps your body functioning healthily.
Just how much do you need? According to the Health Promotion Board, women should aim to consume 58g of protein daily. Pregnant women need 9g more. (Here’s what happens to your body when you don’t eat enough protein.)
Because your body cannot absorb 58g of protein effectively at once, it’s wise to spread out your intake.
That would mean consuming roughly 20g of protein per meal (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Here are some examples of what one serving looks like. By the way, a 100g steak doesn’t equate 100g protein.
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