Protein Source

Sources of protein in food include the following: seafood like fish, prawn, crab, lobster, mussels, oyster, etc., white meat poultry like chicken, turkey, duck, goose, etc., lean meats like beef, lamb, pork tenderloin, etc., eggs, dairy products like milk, yogurt, cheese, etc., nuts and seeds like cashews, almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, etc., and legumes and beans.

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Could my symptoms relate to protein toxicity from protein shakes?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a protein shake for three weeks, around five scoops a day. Since then I get a pulsation in my buttocks and legs. This also causes dizziness most of the time. If I eat too much this problem gets worse. Drinking a lot of water helps but it is not sorting out the problem. I was advised...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep V. Nair

Answer: Hi, Welcome to After going through your question I feel that you are really worried about the ill effects of protein shake. Let me assure you that a protein shake is perfectly safe even if you have taken in large quantities as mentioned. The fact that even after three weeks it has no...  Read Full »

My body is very lean, despite going to the gym for the past month. Can I take protein supplements or have a protein-rich diet?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a boy. My height is five feet and eight inches, but my weight is only 59 kilograms. I am very lean. I have also started gym. It has been months. I have not seen any major change in my health. I am not taking any protein supplements. But I need more than my present diet to support my ...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I suggest you consider increasing the protein intake to 100 grams daily and see if that works. In addition, do weight training and not just aerobic exercises. Be sure that if you buy these health supplements, you buy the original and take extra care to be sure it is not...  Read Full »

How to increase sperm count at home?

Query: Hi doctor, Do eggs included in the diet increase the sperm count in men? If not, what medication should I take?  Read Full »

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Egg is a rich source of protein. Protein is required for healthy sperm formation. Hence, it contributes indirectly to sperm formation. Green leafy vegetables are also rich in protein and they aid in semen formation. Apart from these, you can take capsule Absolut 3G...  Read Full »

I am a vegetarian. I would like to gain weight without any side effects. Please help.

Query: Hello Doctor, I am a  26 year old male. I would like to gain weight without any side effects. My height is 164cm and my weight is 54kg. I am a vegetarian and I do not take eggs. I am a software engineer and my work does not involve much physical movement. Please suggest me a suitable diet plan and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hi, It is very important to gain weight in a healthy way (i.e, gaining muscle and not fat). For this, both diet and exercise play a major role. DIET: Include a lot of protein in your diet in the form of nuts, seeds and sprouts. Protein drinks like Protinex are also helpful. Instead of 3 major mea...  Read Full »

How much protein intake per day is considered too much?

Query: Hello doctor, Is high intake of protein powder helpful or harmful to the health? And what is considered as too much protein?  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The recommended dietary intake of protein is 30% of your total calorie or food intake, which means 30% of what you eat should be proteins. If it exceeds 45 or 50%, then it can cause problems, especially to your kidneys. High protein powders can be used if you have prote...  Read Full »

Will taking protein powder in high quantities affect kidneys?

Query: Hi doctor, I heard that a high intake of protein powder will affect kidney functions (by forming kidney stones). Is it true?  Read Full »

Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Too much of any nutrient is not good for the body. But when you say 'high amount', it is a relative term. What seems 'high amount' to you may not be really high. If you think you are taking too much protein, please do mention what kind of protein you are taking and...  Read Full »

What are the ways to improve body weight?

Query: Hello doctor, I weight 55 kg and height 5 feet 10 inches. I want to know how to increase the weight as I had tried so many ways to improve it but failed. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Narayanasamy Senduran

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Try the below suggestions if you already have no done it, 1) Try to have a mini-meal or snacks (like boiled cereal sprouts, nuts, etc.) apart from your regular meals. 2) If your level of physical activity is more, accordingly you have to increase your calorie intak...  Read Full »

How can weight be increased in a 26-year-old person?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 years old and have 47 kg weight. I masturbate once a week. I want a suggestion to gain weight. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly, you should have your thyroid profile done in order to rule out it as a cause. And next thing, you should have supplements to build your muscles and body. You should have Whey protein supplements (provided by optimum nutrition) a scoop a day for 6 to 8 weeks....  Read Full »

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