Protein is an important part of a balanced diet, but not everyone knows how much protein they need. Most people ages 9 and older, should eat 5 to 7 ounces of protein foods each day depending on overall calorie needs.
It’s also important to vary your proteins. Different kinds of proteins have different nutrient values—some have more calories or salt than others, for example, so it’s important to eat a variety. MyPlate suggests 10 tips for varying your protein routine to make sure you’re eating enough of the right kinds of protein!