How much protein do I need?

Not as much as we often think, is the short answer. As a rule of thumb, the average adult needs 1g of protein per 1kg of body weight, as a daily requirement. This means that I need roughly 50g of protein a day (as an 8 stone/50kg, 5’2” adult). I would get this amount in one medium (175-200g) tuna steak. Given that I would also get protein in everything else I eat during the day – porridge, salads,...


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