Protein - how much do you really need?

Did you know that the majority of healthy adults need just 0.75g protein per kilo body weight? Yep - a 75 kg male needs about 56g protein day. A typical protein shake has 20-25g per serve. That's a whole lot of extra protein filtering for the kidneys on top of usual dietary protein take. Protein shakes and bars have a place for athletes post recovery, but they are not better than food and shouldn't be used as meal replacements.

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Our dietitian can help you with nutrition advice for weight management, diabetes and insulin resistance, kidney problems, IBS (including a Low FODMAPs Diet), cancer, eating disorders, general nutritional advice, meal and menu planning, kids nutrition and more.

Based in Balgownie, servicing the greater Wollongong area.