6 Signs You Could Be Eating Too Much Protein

Because the phrase “everything in moderation” includes protein too. In terms of healthy macronutrients, fat and carbs both have their fair share of haters, but protein is pretty much always getting good press. It’s easy to see why: protein is an essential nutrient for strong bones, muscles, skin and pretty much every other part of the body, and it is responsible for thousands of different chemical reactions to make sure your body functions at its best. But that doesn’t mean more is always better.

1. You Always Have To Pee

If you feel like you always have to pee, it could be due to excess protein consumption. Our kidneys can only process so much protein at once, so the excess starts to build up. Protein buildup in the kidneys creates a much more acidic environment in the kidneys, causing you to have to pee all the time. Increased acid production can also cause problems in the bones and liver. Side effects start with mild dehydration but can lead to the development of kidney stones, which are intensely painful.

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