High Protein Diets – Avoid the pitfalls

Angie Best's MetaMagazine

A LOT of people have asked me about protein-only diets. To me they are a little worrying because protein makes your body acidic and acid disease can flourish. Just to make sure I asked our nutritionist of the moment Natalie Grimm “are protein-only or high-protein diets really bad for me?” She said yes — read on…. 1. Consuming excess protein has been linked to the following:

  • Liver and kidney damage.
  • Gout.
  • Osteoporosis.

2. Imbalance within the body. Excess protein can unbalance acid/alkaline levels, potassium/sodium levels, calcium/magnesium levels and omega-6 to omega-3 ratios. 3. What you could be putting into your body:

  • Animal hormones.
  • Sugar, salt and preservatives and “fillers”.
  • Artificial sweeteners which your body doesn’t recognise and may be carcinogenic.

4. What you are missing out on by excluding fruit and vegetables:

  • Fibre.
  • Vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
  • Enzymes which help break down food.
  • Pre-biotics which feed good gut bacteria.

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