“How much protein do I actually need?” If you ask a typical dietitian this question, they’ll likely answer 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of bodyweight per day (this being the RDA, or Recommended Dietary Allowance). The reasoning is that this amount is sufficient in providing your body with the building blocks it needs to function properly. Professionals may then go on to say that as long as you eat a “balanced diet”—whatever that

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