Does too much protein on keto have a negative effect on my kidneys?


Does Keto diet have any negative effect on my kidneys as in when I consume much proteins?

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Hey Gwenny!

Great question! It is good to remember that a true Ketogenic diet is high fat, low carb and moderate protein. If you do consume a lot of protein though, yes, it can cause health risks.

Here is a great article all about Protein:

How Much Protein Can I Eat on a Keto diet?

Here is another article about the Risks of Too Much Protein:

Hope that helps!


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“High-protein diets don’t cause kidney disease in healthy people”  But “Research does show that high-protein diets can be harmful for people who already have chronic kidney disease, and low-to-moderate protein diets are generally advisable for these patients.”

This is from this article – it’s a good piece:

Do High-Protein Diets Cause Kidney Disease and Cancer?

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