The Pros And Cons Of A High-protein Diet


Helps build lean muscle mass and aids weight loss.

Can keep you fuller for longer and curb hunger by reducing hunger hormones like ghrelin.

Protein is essential for health including building new cells and tissue.

Can boost your metabolism since consuming protein causes a thermic effect, burning more calories during digestion.


Can be difficult to sustain long-term and try to get all your daily protein from whole foods.

Risks eating too much processed meats high in saturates fats or sodium like sausage, bacon and smoked meats.

Is a low carb diet which means fewer fruit and whole grain options that also provide key nutrients and fiber.

Can cause digestive issues or constipation if you don't increase your vegetable and water intake enough.

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