7 Signs You Could Be Eating Too Much Protein!

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Do you love to add a lot of egg white to your breakfast in the mornings? Do you like to eat a good rajma curry very often? If yes, then you could probably be consuming more protein that required!

Yes, as we know, too much of anything can be bad. So, although protein is one of the most essential nutrients required for our body, when consumed in excess it can pose a threat to our health.

As we know, the human body requires essential nutrients like proteins, carbohydrates, fats, minerals, etc., to function the right way.

Also Read : Health Benefits Of Protein

When are do not take in all the nutrients on a regular basis, it can create certain nutrient deficiencies and lead to health problems.

Similarly, when we consume certain nutrients in excess, our health can suffer!

For example, fat is important for our body, but when we consume it in excess, it can lead to obesity.

So, here are a few signs that you could be eating too much protein; have a look!


1. Mood Swings

Excess proteins can create certain chemical fluctuations in your brain and lead to unexplained mood swings that can affect your life negatively!


2. Brain Clog

When you have consumed excess protein, you may feel like you are not able to think clearly, as excess protein can weaken your brain cells.


3. Smelly Farts

Excess protein may not be easily digested by your digestive system, causing extremely smelly gas, especially if you are taking protein supplements to build muscles.


4. Constant Hunger

When you consume more protein that required, there are chances that your blood sugar level can drop, causing constant hunger pangs.


5. Constipation

Again, as your digestive system cannot digest excess protein in one go, the waste will be stored in your intestines, causing hardening of stools and constipation.


6. Excess Thirst

Excess protein can sometimes lead to dehydration, as the body is working hard to digest the protein, thus causing constant thirst.


7. Bad Breath

When the excess, undigested protein is stored in your body, it can affect the liver and when your liver is affected, it leads to bad breath, along with other symptoms.

Read more about: protein, egg, constipation
Story first published: Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 16:56 [IST]
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