How Much Protein for Building Muscle

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How much Protein should I take?

This is one of the most asked questions. The generally accepted rule is 1 grams of protein to 1 lbs. Of body weight. So if you weighed 175 lbs. Then you should look towards consuming around 175 grams of protein a day. Protein in your diet ensures good muscle growth. It is useful if you were to spread out your protein intake within your 5 meals a day. Protein is found in chicken, fish, meats, and other natural foods. When you don't have the time to cook chicken or are somewhere where you need to eat something now but canít, such as work, the protein shakes are very useful as a meal replacement. Protein supplements shakes are full of protein and other essential nutrients that help to encourage muscle growth.

See the Protein Table below to find out how much protein is there in foods.

Protein Table

High protein food



EGGS  ( 1 medium size )  6 grams

0 g

MILK  ( 1 pint or 568ml) 19 grams

24 g

MILK  ( 1 glass ) 6.3 grams

8 g

SOYA MILK  Plain  (200 ml) 6 grams

1.6 g

TOFU (100 g) 8 grams

0.8 g

LOW-FAT YOGHURT (plain)  150g 8 grams

10 g

LOW-FAT YOGHURT (fruit)  150g 6 grams

27 g

FISH    (cod fillets 100g or 3.5 ounces) 21 grams

0 g

CHEESE  cheddar 100g (3.5 ounces) 25 grams

0.1 g

ROAST BEEF ( 100g or 3.5 ounces ) 28 grams

0 g

ROAST CHICKEN 100g ( 3.5 ounces) 25 grams

0 g

OTHER MEATS AVERAGE (100g or 3.5 ounces) 25 grams

0 g

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