Ask the Nurse

I am a 63 year old white female in excellent health. I drink a powdered, protein supplement in 12 ounces of 1 percent milk daily. Should I be concerned about too much protein in my diet?

It best to get your protein from foods such as the following:

  • eggs
  • fish
  • lean meat
  • milk
  • legumes
  • lentils

If this is a breakfast protein supplement that you add to milk to increase the nutritional content, this is likely fine. If you have kidney failure or insufficiency, then getting too much protein is a concern. After age 2, doctors recommend skim milk as opposed to one percent, two percent or whole milk as one does not need the added fat.

All My Best,
Speaking of Women's Health Nurse

November 13, 2013 at 9:58am