Moderate Protein Diet Produces Similar Results as High Protein

Eating a moderate protein diet of about 25% calories from protein may be nearly as effective as a higher protein diet of around 40% calories from protein without the potential negative effects of a higher protein diet.

Subjects placed on a moderate protein diet with exercise achieved nearly identical weight loss results as those on a high protein diet with exercise.   The moderate protein group also achieved superior weight loss results to those put on a high protein diet without exercise.  The higher protein group did achieve a greater reduction in triglycerides though.

Eating a moderate protein diet instead of a higher protein diet allows one to consume a greater percentage of beneficial foods rich in antioxidants, such as vegetables, fruits, beans and nuts.

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