Quick Nutrition Facts

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What is Protein?

Proteins are large complex molecules composed of long chains of amino acids called polypeptide chains. There are 20 different amino acids that are common to all life forms. All 20 amino acids are necessary for protein synthesis, and cells in the human body have the ability to synthesize 11 of them from raw materials; the other 9 are called the essential amino acids and must come from the diet.
Physical Activity Level
Sedentary (little or no exercise)
Midly Active (light exercise/sports 1-3 days/week)
Moderatetely Active (moderate exercise/sports 3-5 days/week)
Very Active (hard exercise/sports 6-7 days a week)
Extremely Active (very hard exercise/sports & physical job or 2x training)
Calories From Protein %
The range is defined by the AMDR (Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Range) which is the range of intake for a particular energy source (i.e Protein, Carbohydrates,...) that is associated with reduced risk of chronic disease while providing intakes of essential nutrients. If an individuals consumed in excess of the AMDR, there is a potential of increasing the risk of chronic diseases and insufficient intakes of essential nutrients.
The recommended range for Protein for adults (19 to 70+) is between 10 - 35%

List of Foods High In Protein