High protein diets
Before I get too far into this, I want to clarify what I mean by the term ‘diet’. I’m NOT talking about diet in the sense of restricted eating for a period of time to loose weight, I’m talking about diet in the sense of the food that is routinely consumed, just as someone might have a dairy free diet or a vegetarian diet, you might also want to consider a high protein diet as a way of life.
Proteins are considered long chains of amino acids, which are the important molecules we get from our diet. Amino acids can be found in many different types of foods, even vegetables, but the highest sources are those that come from animals – like meat, dairy, eggs and fish – plus to a lesser extent certain plant foods like beans and seeds.
Eating too little protein can result in these symptoms:
- A sluggish metabolism
- Trouble losing weight
- Trouble building muscle mass
- Low energy levels and fatigue
- Poor concentration and trouble learning
- Moodiness and mood swings
- Muscle, bone and joint pain
- Blood sugar changes that can lead to diabetes
- Slow wound healing
- Low immunity
On the other hand, eating a high protein diet can have a number of benefits.
Infographic produced by Dr. Axe.
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