Another Side Of The High Protein Diet
A high protein diet is one of the popular weight management diets. The principle is to replace carbohydrates with protein to improve weight and body shape. However, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to food and diet.
A higher portion of protein in meals will not harm a healthy individual, but it adds burdens to those with lower kidney health. People with abnormal kidney function often need to restrict protein intake to ensure no excess metabolic wastes will build up in the bloodstream. Extra protein can aggravate their conditions.
It may not concern those who already acknowledged their kidney problems. However, a study shows that some people didn’t know they had mild kidney function loss when attempting the protein-rich diet. They are not aware of how this diet will deteriorate their kidney health. It is suggested that early-stage kidney problems should always be eliminated before changing diets.
Trendy diets may be worth trying, but make sure they won’t compromise kidney health.
- * All research and clinical data should be used as reference purposes only, results may vary.