3 Signs You Are Taking Too Much Protein

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By Modupeoluwa Adekanye 

04 July 2020.

 

Protein is a critical part of our diet. We need it to feel full, have energy, build and repair muscle, process nutrients, and boost immunity, among other vital roles.

According to a registered dietitian nutritionist, Kaleigh McMordie:

Protein is made up of amino acids that are the building blocks of body tissues, including muscles, blood vessels, hair, skin, and nails. It’s also involved in the production of enzymes and hormones that help the body to function normally.

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However, there are some signs that show that you have taken too much protein according to The Health and they are below:

 

Bad Mood

According to a medical practitioner, Imaar, When we are eating too much protein, we are often not eating enough carbs, like in low-carb or high-protein diets. And our brains actually run on sugar from those carbs. Therefore, recognize when you swap out too many carbs for protein, then even out the difference.

 

Brain Fog

Carbs are the brain’s main source of energy, and without enough, it will be hard to concentrate. Brain fog, in general, is also a possibility from too much protein, as a sugar deficit for the brain can cause your brain to actually shrink. Make sure your healthy snack has a nice balance of carbs and protein, so you feel full, without feeling foggy.

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Gaining Weight

Too many excess calories, no matter from fat, sugar, or protein, will cause weight gain. To shift your meals in a healthier direction, according to McMordie, aim for balanced meals that include lean protein, whole grains, fruit, and vegetables. As a general rule, half of your plate should be fruits or vegetables, one quarter should be protein, and one quarter should be starch or whole grains.

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Always endeavour to be healthy, ensure you take a balanced diet.

 

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