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Protein is a macronutrient that is a major building block for your muscles, blood, skin and bones. A major source of your primary diet, protein is essential for building and repairing tissues. For muscle gain, we recommend taking 1 gram of protein per 1 pound of body weight or 2.2 grams of protein per kg of body weight per day. 

(See image for common food and their nutritional value) 

Recommendation: 0.7–1 grams per pound of lean mass (1.6–2.2 grams per kg) is sufficient to gain or maintain muscle mass

Protein in your diet is one of the essential components to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle. As we always say, it is important to have a balance diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables. The amount of protein needed for each person varies depending on your physical attributes, fitness regimes and fitness goals among other factors. Eating protein alone will not help you to grow muscle. A strict fitness regime with sufficient protein intake should help you achieve your fitness goals more effectively! 

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