From Annemarie Colbin's introduction to her book The Book of Whole Meals, quoting Medical World News (apparently then-) editor Hara Marano as quoted in a March 5, 1979 article in New York magazine:
'On the average, we consume twice as much [protein] as the recommended amount, which itself is figured with a plushy excess. . . . The obligatory daily need of the average 154-pound male is actually no more than 23.8 grams of protein--a peanut butter sandwich.'
How about that? Plushy in the context of food and sound health, air-lifted from the world of shelter magazines.