Wednesday, March 5, 2014

All of One Thing, Is Never a Good Thing

The Huffington Post recently posted an article entitled: High-Protein Diets In Midlife Linked To High Risk Of Premature Death, Study Says.

This peeked our interest at Serious Oats because we are big fans of a protein, most specifically a high protein breakfast. So what’s the story with this new study?

In short, the issue arises with animal based proteins. ‘The study followed 6,318 adults from a variety of ethnicities and health histories over two decades and found those with diets high in animal proteins were just as likely to die as a result of cancer as a regular smoker. Animal proteins include things like meats, cheeses, milk, and eggs. Diets high in plant-based proteins, however, including foods like beans, lentils, and nuts, did not have the same dangerous effects as animal proteins.

Don't forget, the CDC does recommends 46 grams of protein per day for adult women and 56 grams for men. This article is targeting the fad diets such as Adkins and Paleos that often prioritize protein over all else. 

So mind your protein intake, because all of one thing is never a good thing. But most importantly, balance your diet. It is important to educate yourself and fill your plate with healthy fats, carbs and proteins - to ensure your body is getting its required nutrients. 

Here is a link to the Huffington Post Article for your further reading pleasure. 

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