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Protein, Fats and Carbohydrates

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The pregnant body requires additional protein for both the mother and baby. The prepregnant RDA for adults (both women and men) is 0.75g/kg, or about 42 grams of “reference protein” per day for a 125-pound woman. The RDA for pregnant women has been calculated to be an ADDITIONAL: 1.3 grams/day in the first trimester 6.1… »


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The National Research Council recommends that adult men and women ingest daily (on average) about 0.75 gm of protein for every kilogram of weight. A gram is about the weight of one lima bean. A kilogram is 2.2 pounds. A woman weighing 125 pounds should consume about 43 grams of protein per day. An ounce… »