According to official government guidelines, the best diet plan contains only moderate amounts of protein.
High protein diets are not recommended and may even be dangerous.
To find out how much protein you need, see the following protein chart.
Protein Recommended Dietary/Daily Allowance (RDA)
|Infants||Up to 12 months||13-14 grams|
|Children||1-3 yrs old||16 grams|
|4-6 yrs old||24 grams|
|9-10 yrs old||28 grams|
|Males||11-14 yrs old||45 grams|
|15-18 yrs old||59 grams|
|19-24 yrs old||58 grams|
|25 and older||63 grams|
|Females||11-14 yrs old||46 grams|
|15-18 yrs old||44 grams|
|19-24 yrs old||46 grams|
|25 and older||50 grams|
Note: Values based on average weights
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