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9 Benefits of a High Protein Diet

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Arguably, high protein diets are also low-carbohydrate (or low carb) diets due to the fact that they restrict carbohydrates and place the bulk of nourishment on consuming protein-packed foods for calories and energy.

Perhaps the most well known high-protein diet is Atkins, a diet regimen that takes the bulk of calories from protein (with 20- to 30-percent of calories coming from protein); compared to more traditional diets that recommend 10- to 15-percent of calories come from lean, protein-rich foods, like meat.

As with any diet, you must remember that there are always pros and cons. For example, the long-term consumption of a high protein diet has been linked to heart disease, stroke, high cholesterol, certain types of cancer, calcium deficiency that causes osteoporosis, and kidney stones. However, for this particular article, let’s focus on the nine benefits of a high protein diet…

1. Easy to Follow Diet

Most diets break the bank as far as buying up a bunch of diet-brand or strange foods that you’ve never even heard of and probably won’t like. However, high protein diets stick to what you know with any special type of protein so you can stick to protein-rich foods that you already enjoy so it’s a diet that’s easy to follow.

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