The internet is full of strange trends and another one surfaces once again. The latest one is consuming dog food for protein supplements. Due to the significant quantity of protein in dog food, users of TikTok have decided to join the trend and share their personal experiences.
Some users of the social media platform claim that since some dog food brands are high in protein, the advantages of fueling a workout might outweigh the dubious flavours that pose possible serious risks when consumed by human beings.
What The Trend Is All About!
Henry Clarisey, a 21-year-old fitness influencer from Buffalo, New York, decided to try the oven-roasted beef with spring vegetable and apple flavours from Kibbles ‘n Bits. Nevertheless, he informs viewers in his first popular TikTok video, which has had 19.9 million views, that an app claims Pedigree’s dog food has 666 grammes of protein, which is almost 600 grammes higher than the daily recommended intake for most people.
Thankfully in India, fitness fans appear to be more responsible and highly improbable to follow TikTok trends on protein needs. And haven’t started on the trend of having dog food as protein supplements. However, this is not the first time someone has attempted to deceive others online while eating dog food. In 2016, well-known tennis star Serena Williams ate a spoonful of salmon food mixed with rice that was intended for her dog, Chip. A few hours later, the tennis player felt unwell and hurried to the restroom.
Is The Trend Advisable?
Of course, dog food is specifically formulated to meet the nutritional needs of dogs and contains a balance of protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals. Protein supplements, on the other hand, are designed to provide additional protein to the diet, usually in the form of a powder or shake. They are often marketed to athletes or bodybuilders looking to increase their muscle mass or improve their athletic performance.
But dog foods are not designed for human consumption. Additionally, consuming dog food could pose a risk of contamination or other health concerns. If one is looking to increase your protein intake, there are many other sources of protein that are safe and designed for human consumption, such as lean meats, fish, eggs, dairy products, legumes, and protein supplements specifically formulated for human consumption.
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