Benefits and drawbacks of high protein
Benefits of high protein:
Decreased hunger and better control over appetite by feeling satisfied for longer
An uplift in your metabolism which can help with building muscle gain
Complements a weight loss diet and/or a bodybuilding lifestyle
Helps to maintain a healthier weight
Drawbacks of high protein:
A high protein meal plan is sometimes characterised by bad breath
Can lead to a loss in calcium which is essential for bone health
Limiting carbs and fibre can lead to constipation and too much dairy can cause diarrhoea
Consuming a lot of red meat and processed meats may be carcinogenic
Protein shakes are typically made using a powder and mixing with water. They are a very popular choice amongst those people who wish to build muscle strength, particularly with weight lifters and bodybuilders.
You can buy protein shakes and other protein-based products from most large supermarkets but you might find a better selection at specialist high-street retailers such as Holland & Barrett.
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