Can Eating Large Amounts Of Protein Be Harmful?

With that, you might think that eating huge amounts of protein is always a good idea—but is it possible to have too much of a great thing?

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It’s not that more protein will “hurt” you, per se. For years, people have suggested higher protein diets will have a negative effect on your bone density (not true) or hurt your kidneys (also not true). Research has refuted both claims many times, according to a review of multiple studies published in Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

Answered on April 25, 2018.
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The current U.S. Dietary Guidelines suggest getting 10 to 35 percent of your calories from protein. While having that benchmark is great, that’s a pretty large range, and may not help much when you’re trying to make sense of how much protein your body needs.

Answered on April 25, 2018.
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