How much protein my body needs? It’s a question we keep asking ourselves and we should pay close attention to this. Protein is every bodybuilder’s favorite macronutrient, and it is very essential for numerous body functions i.e formation of blood cells, Antibodies, Connective tissue, etc.
The recommended daily allowance RDA for protein is 0.8 grams per kg i.e if a person is 70kg then 70*0.8= 56 gram protein is the total requirement for a person in a day. Now the protein requirement changes from person to person.
This is the minimum quantity of protein required to prevent protein malnutrition.
The more they exercise, the heavier the protein requirement for a person, following are the protein requirement for a different type of persons with different exercise,
- Sedentary lifestyle __ 0.8g/kg
- Endurance training __ 1.2-1.6g/kg
- Resistant training/power/strength sports __ 1.8-2.2g/kg
However, there are some special cases where the body requires higher protein e.g malnutrition, pregnancy, etc.
Vegans should take 20% more than the above-mentioned levels because of the lower quality of plant-based proteins.
So this is the simple answer of “How much protein my body needs”.
Now, let’s discuss vegan and vegan foods that contain proteins. Here is a list of vegan foods that contain proteins,
- Pumpkin seeds