Dec 05, 2008 · Adult women need about 46 grams a day (71 grams, if pregnant or breastfeeding) You should get at least 10% of your daily calories, but not more than 35%, from protein, according to .
Jul 05, 2018 · A high protein intake also helps you build and preserve muscle mass, which burns a small number of calories around the clock. Older adults have significantly increased protein needs as well Author: Kris Gunnars, Bsc.
For a relatively active adult, a daily protein intake to meet the RDA would supply as little as 10% of his or her total daily calories. In comparison, the average American consumes around 16% of his or her daily calories in the form of protein, from both plant and animal sources.