High Protein Diet and Human Health
February 8

MYP Year 4 B
By Naim Al-Haj Ali

Many people try to lose weight using different diets and ways, maybe by using some kind of medicines or herbs, other people try to go to the gym more to burn more fat. Some people choose high protein diets, and others choose low protein diets. But what is the difference? And how do they work?
At first, to understand how the diets work, we need to understand the difference between proteins and carbohydrates. The two are macro molecules or biological molecules, but carbohydrates are a short-term energy storage, where they do not store a lot of energy and are consumed first by the body. On the other hand proteins are also important for the body as they are a vital element for enzymes and the immune system, also no cells in the body can live or reproduce without proteins. When the carbohydrates are consumed for energy, lipids that are also a macro molecule come in place, as they are also called fats, which is used as a long-term energy storage that has more calories per gram when compared with carbohydrates.
The Center of Disease Control and Prevention recommends that the average consumption of proteins for women must be in the range of 46 grams every day, and for men about 56 grams every day. Also the CDS recommends that 10% to 35% of the calories consumed by the human body must come from protein sources.
High protein diets are diets in which you eliminate the carbohydrates from your diet and consume large amounts of proteins, like meats and some high protein plants. Usually, foods with high amounts of proteins also have some amounts of lipids or fats. These diets’ goal is to