Chances are, you may not be getting the recommended amount of daily protein (RDA), as a survey showed that more than 50% of adults with type 2 diabetes did not meet the RDA for protein.1
The Institute of Medicine recommends that an average adult consume 0.36 grams of protein per pound of body weight each day. For example, a 100- pound adult should consume 36 grams of protein, a 150-pound adult 54 grams, and a 200-pound adult 72 grams.
The specific amount of protein each person needs depends on several factors. These include age, sex, health status, and activity level. You'll want to talk to your health care provider about your specific needs.
(Nutrition information was sourced from http://www.healthline.com)
Protein is an essential nutrient that has a lot of benefits. For more helpful tips, click on this link: With diabetes, what, when, and how much you eat can all make a difference.
Reference: 1. Fanelli SM, et al. Nutrients. 2021;13(8):2582.
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