Can You Have Too Much Protein? #QoW
QUESTION OF THE WEEK
Can You Have Too Much Protein?
A balanced diet is always the best. Proteins with carbohydrates (vegetables or grain) and ‘healthy’ fats are key. These are called macro nutrients and are the three substances your body needs for growth.
The amount of protein you should have in your diet depends on your lifestyle, age, muscle mass, how much exercise you do and what your fitness goals are, but a general rule is between 10 – 35%. It is estimated that you need between 0.8g and 1.7g of protein a day, per kg of body weight.
If you keep it balanced, you won’t have any problems with too much protein. There's no set limit to how much protein your body can process, as everyone is different. However, your body doesn’t store protein like it does carbohydrates and fats. Once your body has used what it needs, it will just get rid of the waste protein.
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