much protein do I require in a day?
|Protein requirements differ among different
groups of people. It depends upon their age, gender, body size,
amount of activity they perform and some special conditions
(convalescence from disease). Males, heavy people, physically
active people, children and those who have just been up after
a period of sickness require more proteins.
Every adult needs as many grams of protein in diet
as his or her weight (in kgs). This means, a 60kg man will require
60grams protein daily, while a 50 kg woman will require 50grams
protein daily. These are rough estimates for average, healthy people.
Requirements during recovery period from a disease (convalescence)
are 40-50% higher.
Adolescents (13-19 yrs) require 1.5grams of protein
for each kg of their body weight. A 16 year boy weighing 57 kgs
will require approximately 85 grams of protein per day.
Children (upto 10 years) require 2grams of protein
for every kg of their body weight. A 9 year old child weighing 26kgs
will require 52 grams of protein daily, it is estimated.
||2gram/kg body wt./day
||1.5gram/kg body wt./day
||1gram/kg body wt./day