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Can You Have Too Much Protein In Your Diet | Fast Weight Loss Tips Idea

Can You Have Too Much Protein In Your Diet

Protein is the chief macro nutrient emphasized when planning a new fitness goal. General protein guideline is to get roughly 0.8 grams of protein per Kilogram of body weight, an amount currently debated within the nutrition industry. Some suggestions have placed the minimum closer 1 to 1.2 grams per kilogram. But it’s clear, consuming more protein than the RDA paired with exercise do show better results in body composition and overall strength.

How much is too much? 

Indeed, there are some cause for concern with excessive protein intake, most of which relates to the kidneys. Chronic kidney damage might be accelerated with prolonged high protein intake. High protein diets might increase glomerular pressure, negatively impacting blood filtration and renal sufficiency. In long-term cases, high protein diets have also been linked to the development of kidney stones. Potential liver issues with acute high protein fluctuations has shown to induce higher AST and ALT levels, measurements indicating possible liver damage. Some issues were also brought up about bone health, where protein-induced acidity might negatively impact calcium absorption, potentially leading to issues like osteoporosis and increased risk of bone fractures.

But… all of these issues must be put into complete context. In terms of bone health, although sound in theory, no strong evidence has ever shown protein-induced acidity to be an issue. Findings even suggest that protein increases intestinal calcium absorption and bone metabolism, which supports bone health. No human evidence has ever shown high protein intake impacting the liver. And finally, in the case of the kidneys, the problem with high protein is indeed legitimate, but this primarily applies to those with an already existing kidney problem. In that case, then restricting protein is definitely recommended.

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Advantages of high protein intake : 

And for those wondering about goals, whether you want to lose weight or build muscle, more protein almost always correlates with better results. But does that mean that you should just eat all the protein you want? Well, no, simply because, after a certain amount, the benefits don’t really get any better. In fact, more protein can be HURTFUL to your goals. Too much while losing weight makes it difficult to stick to the diet since more desirable foods are limited, protein tends to make you feel full quicker, protein digestion is energy costly, requiring you to eat even more. 
In the end of the day,it… DEPENDS… on a few factors. First is the state of your kidneys, where lower protein is recommended when issues exist. Make sure you check with your doctor to see if you have any underlying problems. Age might also be of a concern, where the older you get, the more protein you need to fight off age-induced muscle loss known as sarcopenia. And of course, it depends on your goals, where you should at least reach RDA, but anything more than roughly 2.5 grams per kilogram is unnecessary.

Ultimately, my advice is that you always aim for high quality protein and eat as much as you feel that you need, just don’t overdo it. As always, thank you for reading this article and get your protein! … Just not too much.

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