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Eat Protein Throughout the Day

Brian Turner

Posted on March 04 2016

The recommended daily allowance for protein is 0.8 to 1.5 grams per kilogram of bodyweight. Most people consume more protein at night than during the day. This is a mistake— according to a study led by Douglas Paddon-Jones and Madonna Mamerow from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. They found that 24-hour protein synthesis was higher when protein was consumed evenly throughout the day than when it was consumed more at night. This study used sophisticated radioactive tracer methods to measure protein synthesis. Strive to consume protein throughout the day and not just in the evening.


(Journal of Nutrition, 144: 876-880, 2014)