Complications from cancer therapies can contribute to reduced protein intake – which can lead to weakness and loss of energy.
At a minimum, you should get the protein recommended for healthy adults* The Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) for healthy adults is:
0.37 grams of quality protein per pound of body weight per day.
- 45 grams of quality protein per day for a 125 pound person
- 55 grams of quality protein per day for a 150 pound person
- 64 grams of quality protein per day for a 175 pound person
- 73 grams of quality protein per day for a 200 pound person
- 91 grams of quality protein per day for a 250 pound person
Some health professionals recommend a higher protein intake than the numbers above. Higher intake is recommended in these situations:
HOW TO GET THAT MUCH PROTEIN?
- Low serum albumin levels
- Muscle wasting
- Weight loss
An ounce of meat (the weight after the shrinkage of cooking) provides about 7 grams of protein.
An egg contains about 7 grams of protein.
Milk contains 8 grams of protein per 8 ounce cup
Example: To get 70 grams of protein from meat, you would need to eat 10 ounces of cooked meat each day. UNJURY CAN HELP
UNJURY is highly concentrated. One serving has 20 grams of highest quality protein. UNJURY Chicken Soup flavor works especially well for cancer patients. It tastes great, it’s affordable, and very easy to use. For more information about using UNJURY, see How to Use UNJURY
* This is a general recommendation that, of course, cannot consider individual patient needs. It does not, and should not, supersede the recommendation of medical professionals who best know the individual patient needs.