Protein Absorption: The Myth of 30 Grams


Based on absorption, how much protein should you be ingesting per meal?

There is a popular (mis)belief that the human body can’t absorb more than 30 grams of protein protein per meal. I remember back in my swimmer days that my coach told us that our body couldn’t handle more than 25 grams of protein at a time, it wouldn’t know what to do with the excess and it would make us sick. But then again, he also told us to eat carbs before and after practice, and to load up on spaghetti the night before swim meets…. I am going to channel my inner Professor Platek and look at this from an evolutionary point of view. In ancient human history, could our bodies really only handle 25 grams of pro