I eat a lot of proteins. Today, for example, I ate a turkey sandwich (~5-10 grams of protein), a can of tuna fish (37.5 grams), and about 4 servings of milk (32 grams), among other things that probably had small amounts of protein in them. That’s over 75 grams of protein total. I’m 17–no longer a growing boy, but still active–and I lift weights 5 times a week. But do I really need that much protein? Or is 75 grams a normal amount? The FDA doesn’t include the percent of daily value when it comes to proteins (not that I really go by what they say, anyway) and everyone tells us to eat animal and plant proteins, but nobody tells us how much.
Can any of you offer prose on the pros of proteins for a teen?