Our expert says:
Yes, all protein foods also contain other so-called macronutrients (e.g. carbohydrates, fats) and a high percentage of water in addition to protein. According to the SA Food Tables, 100g of chicken breast without skin contains 29g of protein, 150g of steak contains 42,5 g of protein, 70g of Cheddar cheese contains 17,5g of protein and 100g of fat-free cottage cheese contains 12,4g of protein. So if you have the 150g of steak plus the 100g of chicken on one day you will ingest 71,5g of protein which is more than the 68g RDA. If you go to: www.sahealthinfo.co.za and go to Nutrition you should find common SA foods and their protein, fat, carb and energy contents listed.
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