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Surprising Side Effects of Drinking Protein Shakes, Says Science

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Whether you're following a diet or not, you're probably hyperaware of the importance of eating more protein , having heard about the macronutrient's ability to promote weight loss while maintaining muscle mass. Protein satisfies hunger longer than carbs do; it's the key building block of strong muscles, and who doesn't want a leaner body? The makers of protein shakes and powders capitalize on all that to market protein supplements, a product category that shows no signs of softening. Projections suggest the global market for whey protein alone will reach $15.4 billion (U.S.) by 2024, according to Statista.com . While it is good to eat a sufficient amount of protein, and the demand for protein shakes has increased significantly, there are still a few potential side effects of drinking protein shakes you need to know about. Here's what to keep in mind, and if you're looking for even more drinking tips, be sure to read up on our list of the 108 Most Popula