Ask The Nurse

To personally discuss a medical issue or to make an appointment, call 216-444-4HER (216-444-4437). You can also make an appointment at Cleveland Clinic. For your security, please do not use this form to email personal, confidential health information. We cannot diagnose or treat by email. Our email policies are explained further in this disclaimer. You may also wish to review our privacy statement. Disclaimer | Privacy

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

Share this article


Go back to the question archive