There are hundreds of people who suffer from excess weight. They can hardly lead a normal life. Obesity also causes various health conditions that can be rather dangerous. That’s today a healthy lifestyle is gaining popularity more and more. People want to get rid of excess weight and be healthy and slim.

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We all know that physical activity and healthy diet can solve our problems with excess weight. People also know that there are essential for our body elements that are important for those who are fighting with excess weight. Protein is one of them. That’s why they increase their intake of this element.

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Yes, protein is essential for us. It helps to gain muscle mass and provides us with energy. However, we are offering you some new information. According to the studies, extra protein can cause cancer.

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It’s a well-known fact that meat contains high amounts of protein. According to the study meat-lovers are 74% more likely to get cancer. They also have much higher risks to get diabetes. Even if your protein intake is moderate, you still have higher risks to have such health problems.

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The study says that one should consume 0.8 grams of protein per 1 kilogram of body weight. So, if your weight is 160 pounds, you should eat 60 grams of protein per day. However, we are talking about those proteins that you can get from meat and dairy.

Those proteins that people get from plants like beans, tofu, nuts, various seeds, some grains, zucchini, and some other foods have different effect and do not increase your risks to get serious health problems.

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The only thing you can do is to limit your consumption of proteins, especially those that you can find in meat and dairy. However, it doesn’t mean that you should stop eating proteins at all.

However, the same study shows that you can increase your protein intake after you turn 65 years. Then this element will protect your body and strengthen your bones and muscles. In this way you’ll stay healthy and strong.

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The BetterMe Team wants you and those close to you to live a healthy, happy life! Your health is a valuable thing; look after your body and your mind so that you can live your life to the fullest – Remember you only get one!

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