A high protein diet is harmful to your health


It has been said that a high protein diet is good for those aspiring to lose weight and build muscle which is quite true. You can eat all the bacon, cheese, steaks but be sure there are repercussions. You will lose weight on an all protein diet because your body will lose its water weight and then your body starts burning its stores of fat.

While that may be so, a high protein diet can raise cholesterol hence you risk getting a cardiovascular disease and you generally risk your health. On the long term a high protein diet could lead to: Prostate cancer, Heart attack, , Stroke, Osteoporosis, Type 2 diabetes, Kidney disease, Malnutrition and high cholesterol. In short, a high protein diet will cause damage to your organs if you keep at it long term.

The recommended daily protein allowance is 0.8 grams per kilo of body weight which is equivalent to 56 grams for an adult who weighs 70kg but men who work out more or do hard manual work will require more protein.