How Much Protein is Too Much?

Sometimes we hear our bars don’t have enough protein.

But really, how much do you need?

Canned. Scooped. Powdered. Liquid. Today’s proteins come in many forms. While many are from naturally derived sources, much remains unknown about the long-term effects of ingesting lab-created supplements and isolated components of food. Especially when consumed excessively. 
The recommended protein intake for women is 46 grams per day. For men, its 56 grams. According to a 2015 study cited in this article, on average “American men consume nearly 100 grams of protein a day.” Eating a well-rounded diet provides enough protein, unless you are an elite athlete.
Our bodies can only absorb so much protein. According to The Mayo Clinic, the body can't store protein, so once needs are met, any extra is used for energy or stored as fat. Excess calories from any source will be stored as fat in the body.
Among other issues, high protein diets can heighten one’s risk of diabetes, kidney disease, and cancer. 
The takeaway: “nothing beats real food” because only whole food provides the synergistic benefits of both macronutrients and micronutrients. Patterbars are 100% whole food, clean energy, vegan bars. Try one, and taste the difference.

Eat Well,


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