Warning: Excess protein is dangerous to your health and fitness!
Posted On June 27, 2023
Wait a minute! We know that fat and cholesterol are dangerous to our health. You mean to tell me that too much protein is also dangerous for our health?
Yes absolutely! That is exactly what I am saying. I know this may come as a complete surprise to you, but the truth is that many experts believe that too much protein, particularly animal protein, is dangerous to your health!
If a person consumes more than 15% protein in their diet (beef is typically 26% protein, the rest is fat, and chicken is 61% protein, the rest is fat), then the body you need to get rid of that protein.
In other words, the body stores very little protein. Certain organs are responsible for getting rid of protein, namely the kidneys and the liver. The more protein we eat, the harder the kidneys and liver have to work to excrete the protein. The result of excessive use of these organs is obvious: premature wear.
Most Americans eat an overabundance of animal protein from their food every day, then load up even more with protein powders, drinks, and bars. We are crazy about protein in this country! And it is for our demise, not for our benefit.
So, along with kidney and liver wear and tear, which is bad enough, why else is excess animal protein dangerous to health?
Excess protein causes the body to become more acidic and these acids accumulate in the joints causing arthritis and gout.
Animal protein is difficult to digest, so it is hard on the digestive system and causes digestive problems.
Animal protein is strongly associated with heart disease; no, not only fat and cholesterol, but also the animal protein itself.
Animal protein is associated with many types of cancer, including breast cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer, and pancreatic cancer.
In a large study conducted in China by T. Colin Campbell, PhD., it was found that groups of people who ate the most animal protein had by far the most heart disease and certain types of cancer. And the amount of animal protein did not have to increase much for the number of diseases to increase as well.
And because animal protein makes the body more acidic, the body has to neutralize the acid. It does this by removing calcium from the bones and then we urinate the calcium.
Why is this significant?
Animal protein is believed to be one of the major contributors to osteoporosis in this country. This excess protein filters calcium from our bones.
So one of the best things you can do for yourself is to reduce, a lot, your intake of meat protein and artificially loaded protein in other foods and pseudo-foods. In fact, your best bet for maximum health and fitness is to completely eliminate animal sources of protein.
Load up on plant foods and stay away from animal products, it just makes sense!