About Protein

While getting an adequate amount of protein is important, daily requirement amounts can be misleading. As with other nutrients, the amount needed depends a great deal on body size, how active the person is, how much stress the body is under and other variables. In general, it’s safe to say that anyone eating a diet consisting of a wide variety of whole grains, legumes, vegetables and fruits doesn’t need to give extra thought to whether they’re getting enough protein (unless they’re body builders, do some heavy physical labor, or are pregnant or nursing).