Protein coffee, fun trend or dangerous?
The new tik-tok trend of adding protein powder to your coffee seems to have popped up out of nowhere. But is this really good for your health?
For several weeks now, more and more short videos have emerged of mainly young people sharing videos on the popular video-sharing platform Tik-Tok where they add protein powder to their coffee. Before long, the media was already scrutinizing this trend with a critical eye. Is it really good for you to add this extra dose of protein to your daily cup of caffeine or are there hidden risks involved?
The latter claims AD in a news article they published on their website. In this post, a nutritionist says that a sudden increase in protein intake for an average person is bad for the kidneys. The striking thing about this statement is that on average there are only 20 g of protein in a scoop of protein powder, which would be equivalent to half a bowl of cottage cheese. This statement can therefore be taken with a grain of salt. Incidentally, an excessive protein intake is actually very bad for the kidneys, but luckily you don't have to worry about this when you throw a scoop of protein powder into your coffee. Our guess is that this "news item" was written primarily with sensationalism in mind and there's no point in taking the statements it makes seriously. But we understand, to the ignorant reader it all sounds very credible and this generates clicks.
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