The Benefits and Drawbacks of a Diet Rich in Protein

The amount of protein you require on a high-protein diet depends on your age, weight, physical activity, and health.  

She adds, “While protein is an essential nutrient for the body, consuming excessive amounts can have potential drawbacks.”  

What Is a High-Protein Diet? Protein is found in muscles, bones, skin, hair, and other bodily parts,  

It powers various chemical activities in your body, including hemoglobin, which transports oxygen.  

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Sollid warns against overemphasizing protein and disregarding other nutrients like fiber.  

“Fiber is only found in plant foods, so depending on the source of protein, a high-protein diet that  

overemphasizes animal foods and does not include enough fruits, vegetables, and whole grains could be low-fiber,” he says.  

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