If you’ve ever researched the health and fitness industry, you probably know how much conflicting data exists in that minefield of information.
On every website, self-appointed nutrition gurus peddle superfood products, fitspiration tips and wellness insight. But with all these contradictory “expert” opinions, it’s tough determining right versus wrong.
Today’s hot debate revolves around high protein diets, and whether they are beneficial or detrimental to your health.
First, it’s worth noting that this term often refers to a bodybuilder’s average protein intake, which can exceed 400 grams per day. Bodybuilding supplements help achieve this objective, but that amount is unnecessary for people working toward routine fitness goals.
Therefore, the data referenced in this infographic explores numerous health benefits from eating 1–1.5 protein grams per pound of body weight. Consuming this target amount, while maintaining a balanced and nutrient-dense diet, will help yield the results shown below.
Note: The majority of your protein should come from various whole food sources, rather than relying solely on supplements.
Special thanks to Bodybuilding Warehouse for providing the research, content and infographic for this post.