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05 May

Protein consumption during diet
My nutritionist says that I can consume grilled chicken (Al Fahm, Tandoori). But how much is too much? My Dad is concerned that I consume too much protein and that I may get uric acid formation in the joints! Constant health tips from my family contributes to my Anxiety and Depression. I also have Acidity. This causes me to be hungry always All these seem to be medicine resistant. I have Anxiety for over 10 years now. Nothing works. Anxiety may come with a cause, but will stay for a long time. I am an Indian Male, 35 years old. Weight: 81 kg Height 169 cm. I need advice on the max. amount of protein I can consume in a day. Thanks.
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The Dietitians

22 May

Hi 

All proteins leave a sour ash in the body and too much protein can contribute to high uric acid levels. A plant based diet is a healthier diet to follow for health and weight control. Research also found this diet the best for controlling moods as it control your blood glucose levels and mood levels most optimally. Protein also contain more calories per portion than carbohydrates  The space allocated here is inadequate to provide you info on how much protein you need to achieve your health goals. Also to translate this into food as all grains and protein (all types of animal foods) contain protein not only chicken To calculate your protein requirement and translate this into meals that fit your lifestyle culture and food preferences it will be best to contact a dietitian in your area www.adsa.org.za
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