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Eat nuts, toss out egg yolks, reduce stroke

After controlling for smoking, hypertension, and family history of heart disease this huge meta-study of 210,000 people over 33 years gives our best evidence yet that fats from nuts are very good for us. How to read below chart: Vertical black line means average risk of stroke. Anything to the left of the vertical black lines is good - less than average chance of stroke. Anything to the right of the black line is bad - higher than average chance of stroke. A number of really interesting things in the above chart. First, walnuts seem to lower the risk of...

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What is a good snack for a bodybuilder?

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This is a question I see all too often.  People live in this weird old school world where they can only eat three square meals a day, and then they snack between meals to keep them from getting hungry.  If you ask them how many meals they are eating, they will say "three" which is incorrect because snacks count as meals.  People also have this weird idea that only the three square meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) count so only these meals need to be healthy.  Because snacks "don't count", many people don't think they have to be healthy or nutritious....

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One weird trick to gain muscle and lose fat

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Very few things in life are this easy. Gaining muscle is a LOT of hard work and takes a LOT of time. Losing fat takes incredible dicipline. The trick I am about to tell you does not reduce the work BUT it gives you much better results for the work you are already doing. Work no harder, better results - almost a dream come true. Legitimate peer-reviewed research published in respectible journals backs me up here. If you sleep more, you will gain more muscle. If you sleep more, you will lose MORE fat and LESS muscle. Which leads me...

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Free Identity Theft Protection

This is about a very important personal finance issue, not fitness.  Every time there is a news headline of a  large retailer being hacked into and customer account information stolen, the companies selling "Identity Theft Protection" pop the cork on the Champagne and celebrate!  "Identity Theft Protection" costs between $9/mo and $40/mo.  That may not seem like much but over a decade that is nearly $5000 that you have literally wasted. These firms get rich by playing off the fear of consumers but in this post I will show you how to protect yourself for free. What is "Identity Theft Protection"?...

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Packed on 10lbs of muscle in 5 months!

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I tried it out reddit 6 years ago and was not impressed and thought I would try it out again for a week. I have to admit, my first impression this week is not very favorable. For example this post: packed on 10 pounds of muscle in 5 months. Someone doing a 5 day split claiming 10 pounds of muscle gain as documented by poorly lit unflexed before pictures and stunning after pictures taken in perfect down lighting. My four comments are: A hardgainer natural lifter packed on 10 pounds muscle in 5 months? That's a muscle gain rate of...

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