The dangers of excess protein in the diet

Statistics show that half of the world’s population is dissatisfied with their appearance. In an effort to be strong, healthy and beautiful we carefully watch our diet, visit the gym and carefully study our reflection in the mirror to evaluate the results of our efforts. Everyone who is interested in healthy nutrition and sports knows that in order to build muscle mass and obtain beautiful muscle relief it is necessary to consume a lot of protein. After all, it is the main building material for muscle tissue.


Protein is of great importance to the human body. It is not only strong muscles, but also firm skin, healthy nails and hair. Protein is involved in most metabolic processes.


However, sometimes the desire to get results as soon as possible overcomes common sense. Based on superficial information and not giving proper importance to dosage, eating regimen, and in general not having understanding of the necessity to maintain the balance of LCF, many people try to simply increase the protein content in their diet as much as possible. Unfortunately, such actions can lead to undesirable and sometimes even unexpected consequences.

If you have:


  • Constant thirst.


  • Problems with digestion


  • Bad breath


  • Persistent bad moods


Your body may be suffering from an overabundance of protein. These are the main symptoms of protein oversaturation. First, a diet rich in protein and poor in carbohydrates and fats puts a strain on certain organs – the kidneys and liver. Hence the constant thirst and digestive problems. They, in their turn, provoke failures in the production of hormones, which become the cause of emotional and, in especially neglected cases, endocrine failures.


Excessive protein causes the kidneys to work hard to eliminate the products of their breakdown. Excess protein and fiber deficiency is a direct way to stomach problems with all the ensuing: bloating, heaviness, diarrhea, heartburn, and the like.

If you bypassed the above mentioned symptoms, or their manifestations went unnoticed, then in the long term increased protein and lack of other nutrients in the diet can provoke adverse changes in emotional state, up to depression and chronic fatigue. The fact that the body needs carbohydrates to produce serotonin. With their lack of production of the hormone of joy is significantly reduced. The situation is aggravated by problems with digestion, calcium deficiency in bone tissues, reduced immunity, rapid fatigue, and loss of muscle tone. In other words, the result we get is the opposite of what we want.


What to do? Follow the simple truth, “Everything in moderation is good! All the main nutrients the body should receive with food in a balanced dosage. The overabundance of any can lead to adverse consequences, so you need to monitor your diet with particular care, especially if you have set yourself the goal to achieve with the help of nutrition these or other results.


Remember that the norm of protein is not more than 3 grams per kilogram of weight, and its total proportion should not exceed 30% of the total diet. Consuming the maximum allowable dose of protein, do not forget to supplement your diet with vegetables rich in fiber, in order to allow your body to properly digest protein, which is quite difficult to digest. Do not forget that the process of protein breakdown itself requires a lot of energy, so the body needs to get enough carbohydrates together with protein food.