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059: Yes, you CAN eat too much protein (it’s actually easy)

by | Sep 30, 2019 | 3 comments

These days, it seems like there’s a new diet every week — and most of them have one thing in common: Lots and lots of protein.

But is all that protein necessary — or even healthy?

On this episode of The Dr. Gundry Podcast, I’m going to debunk a few of the biggest myths about protein, tell you the one protein you should always avoid, and explain why a vegetarian diet may be the healthiest diet out there — EVEN if you want to build big muscles.

I’m also going to tell you about one lectin-containing food you should add to your diet today (yes, really!).

So tune in — you won’t want to miss this one.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How much protein your body really needs every day (the answer will surprise you) (1:30)
  • Why the creator of the Atkins diet gained so much weight and why the Atkins diet can have the same effect on YOU (8:30)
  • The real reason the “meat-only” carnivore diet works (hint: It’s NOT protein) (10:00)
  • A surprising “hidden danger” in red meat that can actually harm your brain (11:30)
  • Why the world’s “superolds” all share this 1 thing in common (and it’s not their diet) (12:45)
  • The 1 weird thing that happens when older people stop eating so much protein (15:00)
  • The truth about “grass fed” beef (prepare to be SHOCKED) (20:15)
  • How to get the benefits of cutting calories WITHOUT cutting calories every day (21:30)
  • What my “cheat day” actually looks like (22:50)
  • One super source of healthy plant protein and my favorite “on-the-go” protein snack (25:00)
  • My favorite source of protein and how it can “turn on” your longevity genes (it even contains lectins!) (26:50)
  • The “salad solution” for meeting all your body’s protein needs (28:00)
  • The “buggy” benefits of intermittent fasting (plus: The dangers of fasting too long) (32:45)

Mentioned on this episode:

The Longevity Paradox

Dr. Valter Longo’s research on proteins

Dr. Gundry-approved proteins and animal products

Skinny grizzly bears

Why a vegetarian diet is good for you

Gluconeogenesis and a high-protein diet 

The problems with fructose

Dangers of Neu5Gc in red meat

Replace your beef with chicken to reduce breast cancer risk

Glycine’s effect on the gut

Effect of calorie restriction on IGF-1 levels

If you like this episode, you may also enjoy:

Carnivore Diet: Crazy delicious, or just plain crazy?

Dr. Mercola reveals: the truth about “keto fasting”

The Truth About Calorie Restriction l Prof. Valter Longo

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Protein lecture transcript

About Dr. Gundry

Dr. Steven Gundry is a renowned heart surgeon and New York Times bestselling author of “The Plant Paradox” and “The Plant Paradox Cookbook.”

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