Protein is an important nutrient in our diet and its deficiency can lower your immunity, cause damage to your hair and skin, loss of muscle mass and fatigue. However, too much protein is as dangerous as too little. When you are including a lot of protein in your diet but fail to balance it with other essential nutrients like carbs, vitamins, minerals and fiber, you may invite many complications.
A high protein diet can cause dehydration and it is important to include fiber and adequate water intake. If there is more protein and less fiber in the diet, many people may experience digestive problems. Additionally, consuming a high-protein diet can cause people to lose a lot of calcium in their urine.
Excessive protein intake can place additional stress on the kidneys, potentially leading to kidney problems in individuals with pre-existing kidney problems.
High-protein diets can increase water loss through urine, potentially leading to dehydration if you don’t increase water intake.
Focusing too much on protein can lead to neglect of other essential nutrients like carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins and minerals.
Some people may experience digestive discomfort, including constipation, when consuming too much protein.
Excessive protein intake can lead to calcium loss through urine, which can potentially impact bone health over time.
Consuming too many calories, even from protein sources, can lead to weight gain, especially if you are not mindful of overall calorie intake.