Why yes, yes it’s true. And I discovered this all the hard way. Just this past month, I started noticing signs that my body was out of equilibrium. I attributed it all to stress, naturally because who’s diet affects their body, right? But come to find out, I had too much nitrogen in my system. Yeah, nitrogen. A few dozen google searches later, I discovered that the amino acids we consume use nitrogen to make protein - the building blocks of muscle, skin, blood, hair, nails, and even DNA. This is all fine and dandy and especially necessary until you find yourself with a build up of nitrogen in your system.
I’ve had a plant-based diet for over two years so naturally I haven’t been getting my amino acids from meat, but leafy greens and legumes are just as dense when it comes to protein. And one of the main organs affected by a high-protein diet is our kidneys. Our kidneys get stuck with managing all the byproducts which could result in a plethora of kidney problems.
So the best way, of course, to avoid a build up of nitrogen in the body is a balanced diet. For a while, I have been focused on healing, alkalizing vegetables (leafy greens) and legumes without the proper water consumption or fruits. While I highly recommend raw and alkalizing vegetables in your diet, especially if you are battling an illness, they don't have to be your whole diet. Eat some carbs! Easily boost your intake of fruits with smoothies and juices. Finally every body is different. Listen to yours not to what anyone else is telling you about yours.Take heed when your body is sending you warning signals that something is not balanced. If we don’t listen when the symptoms are small, we’ll be forced to listen when the symptoms are life shattering.
Pay attention to your body, it will never steer you wrong.