High-Protein Diet Plan Center

There are 20 amino acids, and nine of these are "essential amino acids." Protein is a group of essential amino acids that are important for growth and development and energy. The body cannot produce protein so it’s necessary to eat protein-rich foods to assure that you get enough protein in your diet, thus it is called an “essential amino acid. Each gram of protein contains four calories.

Examples of foods rich in protein include beans, peas, dairy products, eggs, meats and poultry white meat, seafood, soy, nuts, and seeds.

To make sure that you are getting enough protein in your diet make sure you get the Daily Value for protein, which is 50 grams per day based on a 2,000 diet. However, daily values for children, boys, girls, women, and adults vary based on age and weight.

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