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Do You Really Need Protein Supplements?

February 23, 20169 min
Do you really need protein supplements?The recommend amount of daily protein for Americans is 10-35% of calorie intake. That's roughly 46 grams for women and 56 grams for men.It's not difficult to get the daily recommendation for protein if you consume two to three servings of protein-rich food each day.However, you may find you need to supplement your diet with extra protein, especially if you're exercising at a moderate or intense level.Felicia Stoler, PhD, shares how to get enough protein on a daily basis, as well as if you need to supplement your current diet.

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