6 Subtle Signs That You May be Consuming too Much Protein

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5- you are extremely thirsty

Another indicator that you may be consuming too much protein is a constant craving for water. Too much protein can lead to mild dehydration. Dehydration is caused by your kidneys working overtime to remove excess protein as well as metabolizing protein for nitrogen waste. So you urinate too much and you end up destroying your kidneys.

It’s important to keep an eye out for this sign, as eating a high-protein diet can also lead to kidney stones. Depending on other factors, putting your kidneys into overdrive can increase the risk of kidney stones in those who are already susceptible. Surprisingly, this is due to particular problems with absorbing certain forms of calcium (mostly from leafy green vegetables)!

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