Although quite popular, a protein diet is not always good for health. If you have been wondering what are the bad health effects of a protein diet, we bring you the answers.
Many very popular diets practiced around the world are based on increased protein intake and reduced carbohydrate intake such as bread, pasta, rice and potatoes. These include a child like the Atkinson or South beach child. Although protein diets can help you feel full longer and stabilize your blood sugar levels, they also carry potential risks, and before you decide on this type of diet, be sure to consider them.
Increases the risk of osteoporosis
Studies have shown that women who followed a meat-based diet had a higher level of bone sensitivity than those who did not. Women whose diet is based on most meat lose an average of 35 percent of bone endurance by age 65, while the bones of women whose diet is not based on meat lose only 18 percent of endurance.
Doctors believe that the reason for this lies in protein diets, because the body needs more calcium. Although many protein diets allow the use of dairy products, your body may extract excess calcium from the bones to process the excess protein intake.
A protein diet puts pressure on the kidneys
It is well known that many kidney problems come from a diet that is too rich in protein. Your kidneys are in charge of filtering out many substances including proteins so a protein diet can be a big burden on the kidneys. People who already have kidney problems should avoid this type of diet.
Risk of cancerous diseases
Some studies have shown that diets high in protein can contribute to the development of certain types of cancer. People who eat less protein have lower levels of insulin-like growth factor, while people who eat more protein have an excess of that factor, and many scientists believe that it is this excess that can contribute to the development of cancer.
Causes damage to internal organs
Your body needs carbohydrates to create energy, when you deprive the body of carbohydrates it is forced to burn body and dietary fats and proteins to create that energy. The moment the body starts burning large amounts of body fat, ketones accumulate in the body which can even lead to diabetic coma.
Even if ketones do not accumulate to dangerous levels, certain internal organs can be damaged as your body burns tissue around the heart, liver and kidneys to produce energy.
Lack of nutrients
One of the most common risks that a protein diet carries is nutrient deficiencies. It is necessary to eat fruits and vegetables in order to maintain good health because it provides us with vitamins and minerals needed by our body. If we eliminate whole grains, we also eliminate dietary fiber, which leads to a lack of vitamins E and B, as well as colon irritation syndrome.
Think carefully before you decide to go on a protein diet on your own.
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