Know Of The Dangers That Is Consuming Too Much Protein

the dangers of too much proteinWhat’s commonly thought when it comes to protein, which is an essential nutrient, is that our bodies need it in abundance, the more the better. It’s believed protein is vital when it comes to the state of our bodies health.

Protein is essential to build up strong firm muscles, while keeping the skin and hair as healthy and lubricated as possible. However, what the majority of people don’t realize is that their health may be placed under risk by consuming too much of it.

The typical diet in North America already usually provides enough protein for our bodies, so it’s not really necessary to add any more of it as a supplement.

Unlike the body being able to store fat, there’s really no place where the it can store all this excess protein, so the remainder is just eliminated, or it’s thought to be fat instead of muscle.

So what’s recommended is the consumption of protein to be just enough so that it allows your muscles to be at its peak best, which then raises the question, how much protein is considered enough.

How Much Protein Is Too Much
When burning energy, it’s thought that you use approximately 15% percent of protein, and the other, the majority, comes from fats and carbohydrates. Also, when exercising, you don’t really necessarily need more protein.

It’s recommended that 70% percent of your protein comes from the everyday foods that you already eat, such as: lean meat, fresh eggs, fish, and poultry. The complete protein that’s provided by these foods will then combine with the incomplete protein which is consumed from other food sources.

If you happen to be consuming too much protein, you’re also most likely consuming too many calories as well, which will show up as an increase in body fat.

Also, with all of the latest “fad” type of high protein diets on the market, there’s not enough carbohydrates which are being consumed, so the protein as a result is converted into glucose and not into actual muscle growth.

What’s required for natural muscle growth isn’t more protein, but instead, pure high intensity strength training with the proper amount of rest and recovery between workout sessions.

Just because you might hear that to get a bodybuilding physique, what you require is 300 grams of protein on a daily basis, doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to.

Just Train Harder And Smarter
It’s been proven that regulated high intensity strength training is what stimulates muscle growth the best, and not always the food or the supplements that you take.

It’s found that consuming excessive amounts of protein is also bad for your liver and kidneys, while promoting deficiency in vitamins and essential minerals. It’s also linked to osteoporosis as well as other forms of illnesses as we grow older.

One of the best ways to overcome the need to consume large quantities of protein is by increasing the protein in stages, until there’s a maximum efficiency point which is reached, and then reducing it again.

What doing so does is it obligates the body to over compensate itself by increasing it’s efficiency for absorbing protein into the body.

A Recommended Effective 4 Week Protein Loading Diet
Week One
Breakfast: A poached egg on wheat toast, cereal with fresh fruit and milk
Snack: Fresh fruit with a protein shake.
Lunch: Boiled chicken, veggies and potato, a Fresh fruit salad.
Snack: Fresh fruit and Nuts, wheat biscuits with cheese.
Dinner: Broiled fish of any type, vegetables with rice, whole meal bread with a fresh fruit salad.

Week Two
Breakfast: 2 poached eggs on toast, cereal with fresh fruit and milk.
Snack: Fresh fruits and Nuts, a protein shake.
Lunch: Boiled or baked chicken with veggies and potatoes (any style)
Snack: Fresh fruits and Nuts, wheat biscuits with cheese.
Dinner: Lean Roast Beef with veggies, brown rice, whole wheat bread.

Week Three
Breakfast: 3 eggs any style on toast, cereal with fresh fruit and milk.
Snack: Fresh fruit and Nuts, and a protein shake.
Lunch: Turkey with veggies and potatoes or brown rice, whole wheat bread.
Snack: Fresh fruit and Nuts, and protein shake.
Dinner: Boiled or baked Chicken, veggies with potatoes or brown rice, whole meal bread.

Before Going To Bed: Have a protein shake.

Week Four
Breakfast: 4 eggs any style on toast, cereal with fresh fruit and milk.
Snack: Fresh fruit and Nuts, and a protein shake.
Lunch: Spaghetti with meat sauce, potatoes or brown rice, whole wheat bread.
Snack: Fresh fruit and Nuts, and a protein shake.
Dinner: Roasted Pork, veggies with potatoes or brown rice, whole wheat bread.
Before Going To Bed: Have A Protein shake.

Then Repeat Again For Best Results
After you go through the entire four weeks of this protein loading diet, then move away from the maximum intake of protein to the lowest. So when you enter the fifth week, you’ll go back to the Week One menu. In the sixth week, you’ll continue with the Week Two menu, etc.

What this particular Protein loading diet does is it provides a good balance of protein, fats, and carbohydrates, and once it’s combined with a high intensity strength training regime, it’s found to be extremely effective in increasing muscle, this without the need of ingesting huge quantities of protein which goes to waste.

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