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How much protein do you need every day?

Posted June 18, 2015, 4:22 pm, Updated June 19, 2015, 9:27 am Daniel Pendick, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Men's Health Watch Protein is essential to good health. The very origin of the word — from the Greek protos, meaning “first” — reflects protein’s top-shelf status in human nutrition. You need it to put meat on your bones and to make hair, blood, connective tissue, antibodies, enzymes, and more. It’s common for athletes and…

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