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Precision Matters When It Comes to Protein

The low-carb diet made its initial appearance as a weight loss aid some 25 years ago. At the time, most people recommended replacing non-vegetable carbohydrates with high amounts of protein, and these low-carb, high-protein diets (such as Atkins) worked quite well for the purpose of shedding weight. Indeed, eating more protein is still frequently recommended for weight loss as it does help reduce appetite, and may slow down digestion of carbohydrates, thereby preventing harmful blood sugar spikes. The problem with this recommendation is that eating too much protein also has…

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