3. Eating too much protein can lead to kidney damage and cardiovascular disease

Eating excessive amounts of protein seems to be the latest fad diet around. Ever heard of the Atkins or Paleo Diet? Here’s the deal, Americans in general are already getting well over the recommended protein intake. Recommended portions are only two or three ounces (about the size of your palm). In just one meal, you may already get your entire intake! More protein also means more calories, which means more fat.

Even professionals athletes don’t need to double their protein intake. To add to the madness, too much protein for extended periods of time can also lead to kidney damage and cardiovascular disease (mainly due to the source being high in saturated fats). Kidneys don’t like excess nitrogen found in amino acids (what make a protein up). Do yourself a favor and the Paleo Diet to the curb!