Protein diets have become fashionable. The promise of losing weight quickly and almost effortlessly seduces all who want to get rid of a kilo of more regardless of these diets, because of its high protein content, pose a health risk, especially to the liver and kidneys.
These diets are based on limited almost entirely carbohydrates, allowing a free intake of protein. This combination makes our body into ketosis, a situation in which our body burns fat trying to get the energy they usually give you carbohydrates. This means that important organs like the brain should begin to feed on fat instead of sugar and this causes physiological changes that cause symptoms such as fatigue, malaise, nausea, headaches, dizziness, and apathy. (more…)