Protein intake is indeed imperative for the smooth functioning of our body but consuming protein in excess may imbalance our body system. Furthermore, protein in surplus may trigger serious health issues.According to The DRI (Dietary Reference Intake), 0.8 grams of protein is required per kilogram of body weight. So this amounts to 56 grams per day for the average sedentary man and 46 grams per day for the average sedentary woman. Therefore, any amount in excess than what is required can prove to be harmful to our body’s functioning. Here we have listed a few risks that excess protein intake may pose to our body.