Too Much Protein and
Chart of Protein Foods
Too much protein has many negative effects on the body. Excess protein is transformed into fat which leads to overweight and obesity.
It is hard on the heart, leading to clogged arteries.
The liver is overworked and the kidneys secrete excess uric acid that needs to be eliminated. This stresses the kidneys and leads to gout.
Excess protein leads to osteoporosis as the body becomes overly acidic and leeches calcium from the bones and minerals from the body.
Constipation is another result of too much protein, as a diet high in protein is also high in fat, lacking in fruits, vegetables and fiber.
Too little protein weakens the body slowly but surely over time. It also weakens the stomach, as the stomach produces less and less hydrochloric acid. I know this first hand as I was vegetarian for 16 years and my body was quite weak. When I began eating chicken and fish my strength gradually returned. I took a protein digestive aid supplement for a few months until I was better able to digest the protein.