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Are You Sabotaging Your Health and Longevity by Eating Too Much Protein?

Protein Intake

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  • Americans consume the most meat per capita in the world — more than 175 pounds of pork, poultry, and beef per year, and evidence suggests this is far too much for optimal health
  • Excessive protein could actually be worse than eating too many carbs. Excessive protein can stimulate two biochemical pathways that accelerate aging and cancer growth
  • People who get 20 percent or more of daily calories from protein have a 400 percent higher cancer rate, and a 75 percent higher risk of mortality, compared to those who get only 10 percent of daily calories from protein

By Dr. Mercola

Protein is essential for your health as it's a structural component of enzymes, cellular receptors, signaling molecules, and a main building block for your muscles and bones.


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