Dehydration. To break down protein, the body needs water. This means that excess protein consumption makes you thirsty. One study has linked excessive protein consumption (from red meat) to kidney disease, while others, conducted on athletes, have shown as protein intake increases, hydration level decrease.
Besides, do protein shakes dehydrate you?
Quick Tip: High Protein Diets Can Cause Dehydration Contrary to what you may have read, high-protein diets are not hard on your kidneys—assuming your kidneys are healthy in the first place. But they can be dehydrating. If you increase your protein intake, increase your fluid intake as well to prevent dehydration.
Subsequently, question is, why do protein shakes make me dehydrated? Your body flushes out excess nitrogen with fluids and water. This can leave you dehydrated even though you may not feel more thirsty than usual. A small 2002 study involving athletes found that as protein intake increased, hydration levels decreased.
Likewise, people ask, do protein shakes cause dry mouth?
There are, however, sensory properties associated with whey protein beverages that may hinder the consumption of quantities sufficient to gain the desired nutritional benefits. One such property is mouth drying.
How much water should you drink with a protein shake?
Making the perfect protein shake Take one 30g scoop in 300-400ml of water or skimmed milk (it has a higher calcium level) or a 50/50 mix of the two. Shake the bottle really well (or use a blender) for a few minutes as it should be of a creamy consistency.