Can Eating Large Amounts Of Protein Be Harmful?
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.
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.