8 Things You Need To Know About Protein

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Caption: Ready to start the new year ride and . kick your new workout program into gear. thinking about eating more protein this . year if you are here are a few facts you . should know about protein protein is a . highly complex molecule that is made up . of chains of amino acid the human body . uses both amino acids that it makes on . its own and amino acids from the food we . eat animal proteins are typically . complete sources of every amino acid our . bodies need to function too much protein . can be hard on your kidneys in fact . diets high in animal proteins can result . in the formation of kidney stones or . even kidney disease for those with . certain health conditions bone health . can also be negatively affected . according to some experts a little whey . protein powder is safe for most people . as long as you don't have any dairy . allergy but taking too much can cause . stomach discomfort increased bowel . movements nausea fatigue and headaches . it can also increase thirst and decrease . appetite a 2014 university of california . study found that subjects aged 50 to 65 . with diets high in animal protein for . four times more likely to die of cancer . or diabetes how much protein do i . actually need the recommended dietary . allowance is point 8 grams of protein . per kilogram or 2. 2 pounds of body . weight and although eating protein helps . us manage weight too much protein in . combination with a high-fat diet can . actually have the opposite effect and . may even be linked to metabolic disease . such as insulin resistance check this a . consumer reports investigation found . some protein drinks to contain low . levels of heavy metals like lead cadmium . and arsenic that when consumed regularly . can pose health risks associated with . chronic exposure that's not cool . so if you are trying to add more protein . to your diet or embark on a newer a . healthier lifestyle that includes eating . more protein just keep in mind . everything in moderation . .
 

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