by Rickie H!!!
I’ve often wondered about the myths of “protein poisoning”. I’m sure most of you guys have wondered about it too but after some research I have most if not all the answers we have been lusting for.
First off, protein poisoning is real. It’s real and it’s potentially fatal in extreme cases. On the other hand the positives are that it is curable and is very easily avoided as well as hard to actually fall victim to. Protein poisoning happens when an individual eats excess amounts of animal proteins but doesn’t eat enough fats or carbs to balance them out. It is often referred to as “Rabbit Starvation” due to the fact of rabbit being so lean to the point you’d definitely get protein poisoning by eating nothing but rabbit. In the medical field it is referred to as proteinosis.
When you eat all the animal proteins you can you make your blood turns alkali to a slight extent. Apart from the blood the lack of fats prohibit your liver and kidneys from processing the amino acids (proteins) which can result in excess build up. This build up can cause nausea, diarrhea, heartburn, weakness/fatigue, low blood pressure, and headaches. The -MOST EXTREME- cases can cause tumor growth, organ failure, extreme muscular dystrophy, and death. The odds of getting one of these extreme symptoms are extraordinarily slim to none, unless you are stuck in the magical woods of rabbits and leaves only the thought shouldn’t even cross your mind.
As stated it’s very easy to avoid and treat this condition. The extreme ratio of protein to carbs + fats is hard to achieve. You need to eat around 7 times as much protein as carbs and fats combined, like I said…hard. If you do however gets protein poisoning a simple change in diet which adds more fats, carbs, and nutrients will have you back to normal in a few days to a few weeks. Please note protein IS NOT BAD, the bad guy here is the 1 sided diet. Diets are meant to be triangles with fats, carbs, and proteins but when you make it 1 or 2 sides you are asking for trouble. You can eat as much protein as you want as long as you balance it out with proper nutrition.
Remember next time you go on that diet for a 6-pac that diets are meant to be triangles. Don’t eliminate fats or carbs; they’re good for you in moderation!