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I may have been taking too much protein because of the gym. Very interesting article. Made me rethink my lifestyle choices. I should’ve done the research beforehand! There’s just so much information out there.. Who to trust? But I’d bet that anything that comes from Harvard is to be trusted… Am I wrong?
Thanks for the information, Each and every point mention in the article are really helpful. But along with that one should also take care the quantity consumed.
A very informative post on consuming the right amount and the right sources of protein to stay healthy! It is important to consume the optimal amount of protein as over-consumption or under-consumption may lead to serious health problems. Choosing the right source of protein will have a significant effect on your health. Apart from protein, you might also want to think about what other nutritional benefits you’re getting from protein-rich foods.
Dr. Mikkel Hindhede found humans need a bit over one gram of protein for every ten pounds body weight.
So, in effect the RDA is , “140 pounds woman” “53 grams of protein a day”, but, Dr. Hindhedes’ finding, 14 grams of protein, almost four times difference between the RDA and Dr. Hindhede.
This is why kidney disease is running rampant..
Thank for information…
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