Milos Sarcev shares his thoughts and personal experience about blending food into liquid meals and how it can affect your kidneys.

There’s no denying that a bodybuilding diet can become grueling. It requires a very strict and often repetitive meal plan. It can also include a lot of food in order to build up massive muscle. This overfeeding can be challenging and ruin an individuals relationship with food. That’s where the old school method of blended meals comes into the picture.

Though not the most popular tactic for a bodybuilding diet, some athletes will blend their entire meals into a liquid drink to quickly consume the required nutrients. But does this cause long term damage to your kidneys? In our latest GI Exclusive interview, Milos Sarcev shares his take on everything you need to know about protein consumption and liver health.

First thing we should mention off the bat is that Milos Sarcev‘s statements in this video are based on his personal experience and research. He is not a doctor and his comments in this video should not be construed as medical advice. That being said, Milos has very strong opinions about the rules of protein consumption and how it can affect your health.

We asked Milos Sarcev directly if consuming majority of your meals in a blended liquid state can be bad for your kidneys. While this is a sentiment that has gained popularity in fitness and health circles, Milos doesn’t see an evidence to support that fact.

Again, while Milos Sarcev is not a medical professional, he has done in depth research as an athlete and trainer for over 30 years. He claims that there is no satisfying evidence that consuming blended liquid meals for protein intake damages your kidneys. Not only that, but he addresses the topic of eating too much protein and how it can affect your health.

Milos Sarcev again pushes back against popular opinion. He had this to say during our video interview:

“I would like to note if you were studying, you’ve seen the studies somewhere that blended protein or supplemental protein, concentrated protein in powdered form would affect kidneys any other way than regular protein coming from protein sources of any food that you’re eating… There is assumption by people and I’ve had this from the very beginning of my career. I was loudly speaking and suggesting that I take minimum 450-550 grams of protein every single day for fifteen years straight… I’ve never had a kidney problem in my life.”

Milos Sarcev goes on to say that, yes, there are some medical professionals who will push back against Milos’ opinion. But he doesn’t see tried and true evidence replicated on a big enough scale to back the doctors up.

It should be noted that one bodybuilders’ personal experience does not mean that everyone will have the same results. Each individual body is different, it’s part of what makes personal health so hard to advise on a grand scale. It’s what makes supplementation, especially athletes who turn to the black market for illegal compounds, so potentially dangerous.

Milos Sarcev then dives deeper into the many misconceptions about protein and nutrient consumption for bodybuilders. He discusses the kinds of meat bodybuilders should eat to gain protein and also the very important difference between amino acids and essential amino acids.

Professional bodybuilding is a full time passion, lifestyle, and job. Having detailed knowledge about nutrition and training is paramount in order to not only succeed but to remain healthy while succeeding. This is something that can easily get lost – especially during the modern age of bodybuilding with the internet. Opinions can be expressed as facts online easily. It can be confusing if hard work isn’t done.

You can hear Milos Sarcev’s full comments about protein and kidney health in our latest GI Exclusive interview above.

Derek Dufour
Derek Dufour has been managing all digital operations on the Generation Iron Network for over six years. He currently manages a team of editors, writers, and designers to provide up-to-date content across the GI Network.