Don’t Steak Your Life On Protein
Moderation is the key
PROTEIN IS VITAL but too much of the stuff is bad news. A study1 has found a high-protein diet resulted in a 49 per cent greater risk of heart failure. Other studies have found people who consume large amounts of protein, especially in the form of red and processed meat, are more likely to be obese or develop type 2 diabetes and colon cancer. ‘Most diets provide adequate amounts of protein and there are no benefits to runners from eating diets high in protein,’ says Tom Sanders, professor of nutrition and dietetics at King’s College London.
WHOA-TEIN It seems there can be too much of a good thing. Which is a terrible shame