Protein Body Impact
- Q How can protein bars affect weight?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyMost Americans get more than enough protein each day, so eating protein bars as snacks can add unnecessary sugar, fat, and calories to your diet. Instead of overloading on protein bars, you can opt for bean chips that are low in calories and sugar, and... Full Answer
- Q Is a high protein, low-carbohydrate diet healthy?
Laura Motosko, Nutrition & DieteticsHigh protein, low-carbohydrate diets have been linked to kidney disease and gout. Try a modified high protein, low-carbohydrate diet with nutrient dense foods including vegetables, healthy fats such as olive oil, proteins including lean... Full Answer
- Q Why can consuming too much protein cause bone loss?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineAmerica is a country of crazes. Hula hoops. Parachute pants, Chia pets. They come, they go, some stick around. One that seems like it's going to be around for a while is the high-protein diet craze. Can high-protein diets help you shed pounds? Sure-at... Full Answer
- Q Why is protein important for my brain?
Samantha Heller, Nutrition & DieteticsThe brain cannot store amino acids, so it needs an ongoing daily supply from the food we eat. Most Americans consume plenty of protein. Eating too little protein affects the health of your whole body, including the ability of the neurons in your brain to... Full Answer
- Q What does protein do for my body?
Samantha Heller, Nutrition & DieteticsProtein is a multi-tasking nutrient and serves the following functions: Structural proteins: just like the scaffold on a new building, some proteins serve as the structure upon which teeth, bones and skin are built. They also are an integral part... Full Answer
- Q What is leptin resistance?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineThe hormone leptin, a protein secreted by stored fat that signals satiety and stimulates you to burn more calories, doesn't always work the way it's supposed to. In some research, when leptin was given to mice, their appetites decreased just as... Full Answer