As part of a balanced diet, the average UK woman requires a minimum of 60g protein. For men, minimum protein needs are higher (around 70-80g per day). For most people, a dose of around 1g protein per 1kg body weight each day is recommended, though this will vary.
Sounds simple, yet we are growing more confused about how much protein we need and how much we are actually eating, not to mention protein powders – are they essential?
With the rise of social media and fitness-based content, it’s now very easy to access healthy recipes, workouts and the latest supplement brands. On Instagram alone, you can find 15 million posts with #protein and over 177 million posts with #fitness – but there is no way to ensure what we are looking at is the right way to live, nor the right diet for our body.
So, how do we know how much protein we should eat and if we need to up our game?
To help us...