You don’t need an extreme amount to build muscle. from Facts You Need to Know About Protein (And How It Can Improve Your Health)

Facts You Need to Know About Protein (And How It Can Improve Your Health)

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You don’t need an extreme amount to build muscle.

“One of the biggest myths about protein is that we need an exorbitant amount to build muscle and/or get leaner,” says Nicotera.  “Athletes have been shown to benefit from twice the Recommended Dietary Allowances, but an intake of more than 2 grams per kilogram of body weight has not been shown to be any more beneficial.”

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