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The Problem with High protein Diets

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg 08/31/2023

The Problem with High-protein Diets

Protein does trigger the fat-burning process, but if your liver is toxic, weak, or damaged, you won’t be able to handle heavy protein.

In other words, protein is hard on your liver. When waste builds up and you can’t detoxify, it causes bad breath and clogs up the lymphatic system.

All that fat must go through the liver -  so, you’re highly likely to end up with a fatty liver. 



Protein Diets Vs. Eating Vegetables

Protein diets do not provide all the necessary nutrition. Vegetables provide vitamins and minerals.

Protein provides amino acids and essential fatty acids. You will develop deficiency in potassium and calcium when on protein diets.

Potassium is important for the heart rate, balancing out blood sugar, and storing sugar in your liver to counteract heavy protein in the body. Potassium and calcium merely come from vegetables.

If you are on a protein diet,

I recommend eating a lot of vegetables with it to balance all that waste.

You might be told not to eat a lot of carbohydrates, including vegetables, because it will slow down the fat-burning process. However, the level of sugar in vegetables like spinach, celery, or kale is zero. That’s why these vegetables are sort of bitter.

The problem is if you have grains or fruit. If you consume too much protein which may range between 8 or 10 oz, then it will be converted to fat. Instead, I recommend anything between 3 oz to 4 oz of protein.

Of course, you are going to hear differently. They may say you need '100 grams of protein a day'. Know that the older you get, the more difficult it is to digest higher amounts of protein. 

You are not losing enough muscle protein in your body that call for replacement. You don’t need as much protein as you think.

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