Protein is a vital component your body requires to build strong, healthy bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood.

It also helps to build and repair body tissues and to produce enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals.

The body does not store protein. In order to replenish your supply, the USDA recommends two daily servings. Most active adults and older children need six ounces per day. Teenagers need seven while younger children and some older adults can benefit from five ounces.

To make sure you are getting enough protein in your diet, CLICK HERE for our “Protein Tracker” and calculate your protein needs and track your weekly intake.