How much protein do teens need and what are the best sources of protein for teens? Here are the need-to-know facts.

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The protein obsession seemed to happen overnight for my teen boys.

Suddenly they were studying food labels, putting protein bars on the grocery list, and cooking eggs for breakfast after sets of push-ups and sit-ups.

It’s common for kids, especially boys, to get fixated on building muscle in their teen years. And between TikTok videos and chatter from friends, they’re hearing lots of messages about how to fuel muscle-building with protein.

But not all the messages they’re getting about protein are accurate or healthy. 

Want to help your teenager fuel the right way? Here are the facts you should know about protein for teens.



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