Protein . Updated 1 January 1970. +Related Content FacebookTwitteremailPrintYou need protein every day to help build muscles and enzymes that help your body function.Take our quiz to see if you are eating the right amount of protein!1. How often do you eat meat, poultry, pork, eggs, or fish? Never or hardly ever A few times per week About once a day A couple times a day2. How often do you have dairy, soy, or rice milk, cottage cheese, yogurt, or cheese? Never or hardly ever A few times per week About once a day A couple times a day3. How often do you eat veggie burgers or vegetarian chicken patties? Never or hardly ever. If it's vegetarian, I don't eat it. Once or twice a week Every other day Most days4. How often do you eat beans, lentils, nuts, or peanut or almond butter? Never or hardly ever Once or twice a week Every other day Most days5. How often do you eat tempeh, tofu, or other soy products? Never or hardly ever. What's tempeh? Once or twice a week Every other day Most days6. Choose the statement that best describes you: I limit or cut out protein foods. I eat foods that have protein in them, but I don't try to eat tons. I try to eat a high protein diet by eating large servings of meat, drinking protein shakes, or by eating extra high protein foods.