Diet Pills, Crash dieting, or many products in market like PROTEIN SHAKES. In Nutriwell we strongly recommend not to take all these easy alternatives for weight loss.
Consuming protein powder in excess or using it as a replacement for other nutritious foods, can be excessively detrimental to your health.
Always consult your health care provider before starting any kind of protein supplement. Reason being some protein powders contain higher levels of cholesterol. So your medical history plays a very important role in choosing right protein supplement. . Whey contains more cholesterol than plant-based varieties of protein. High cholesterol supplementation can result in heart disease, high blood cholesterol levels or other cardiovascular problems.For Diabetes management if you are using protein Powder kindly read its calorie content and ingredients properly.
if your diet in not deficient in protein then by taking protein powder you may be doing your body more harm than good. If your protein consumption is much more than required then it can cause constipation, diverticulitis, heart disease or liver and kidney problems. It should be used with proper care with kidney and heart patients. Healthy adults do not need any more than 50 to 175 grams of protein daily, or about 10 to 35 per cent of their total calorie intake.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration classifies protein powder as a dietary supplement, which indicates it is not subject to the same health regulations as real foods that are commercially sold.
Protein shakes can help to reduce weight but it’s very important to consult your doctor first. You should not fall for any kind of marketing strategies. Weight gain/loss procedure is not that easy. Supplements may have some severe side effects also if not taken under the proper guidance of Doctor/dietician. You should not think about starting it with kids before consulting pediatrician. Always consider the right and optimum dosage.
Dr Surabhi Jain