Protein is the most important nutrient for the body that is useful as a source of energy, working as a neurotransmitter and a carrier of oxygen in the blood (hemoglobin).
Adequate protein for the body (45-55 grams a day) can be consumed by eating meat, fish, eggs, insects (edible), milk, seeds and nuts, soybean rings, mushroom extracts and many other protein sources.
Not a few people who choose to increase protein intake and reduce fat and carbohydrates to lose weight. Basically this diet is indeed effective to lose weight, but not recommended in the long run.
Reported from the Life Hack page, here are the negative side effects when the body is overweight.
1. Being overweight
One of the most easily visible and recognizable signs is weight gain. Getting a lot of protein intake with large quantities can be good and vice versa. If you want to build muscle and gain weight to do that, increased protein intake can help.
2. Kidney problems
Kidney as its function is to filter all toxins produced from food.
If you consume lots of food in one type, it means you unconsciously instruct your kidneys to work harder to filter out the toxins in them. We are advised to consume various types of food.
When your kidneys undergo a toxic management process, one of the products released is blood urea nitrogen. In turn, your body must use more water to clean up the harmful substances. This can cause serious dehydration if our drinking water intake is lacking.
4. Calcium bone is eroded
The acid released every time you consume protein is difficult to digest without calcium.
It has been shown in many studies that people who consume more protein than needed have weaker bones.
5. Heart problems
High-protein diets are more preferred by many people because they think they can be free to eat animal protein. However, especially protein derived from red meat containing saturated fat is an enemy for heart health and blood vessels.
6. Reduce ketosis
Ketosis is the condition of the human liver producing ketones for use as fuel or energy used throughout the body, especially the brain. Ketosis occurs when the body does not get carbohydrate intake (glucose) as a food source to be processed into energy.
When dieting, usually people will reduce the food source of carbohydrates and replace it with food sources of protein. But actually this is very detrimental. Actually healthier if we mengasup complex carbohydrates and healthy fats.
7. Uric acid
Eating lots of foods that contain animal-based protein may increase your risk of getting gout. This is because animal-based proteins have high purine levels, which cause high levels of purine acid.