Why getting enough protein is important

You need protein!

Having cancer leads to a significant increase in your need for protein. That’s why it’s important to make sure you get enough. Experts recommend about 1.2 to 1.5 g of protein per kg of body weight per day. If you have severe inflammation, you’ll have to up this to 2 g per kg of body weight per day.

This means that if you weigh 60 kg you will need to consume about 72 to 120 g of protein per day.

The following foods are rich in protein:

  • meat and fish
  • Eggs
  • milk and dairy products
  • pulses such as lentils, peas, beans, soya, and tofu
  • nuts and peanuts
  • cereals and cereal products

Author: Dr. Volker Henn | Reviewer: Dr. Christian Keinki



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