Is a High Protein Diet Bad For You?

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study that has gone viral suggests those eating a diet rich in eggs, meat, milk and cheese are damaging their health, and the scientist behind the study has branded such a diet “as bad as smoking”. The results stated that people following high animal-based protein diets are 4 times as likely to die from cancer or diabetes. As well as doubling their chance of dying from any cause over an 18 year period.
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More about Valter D Longo, the man behind the study.

Valter Longo, nicknamed the “cancer expert” says:  “I don’t eat lunch – that’s how I keep my weight in place.  My diet is mostly vegan with low protein.”

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The Dark Truth: Bodybuilding and High Blood Pressure Link

It’s not a coincidence that many bodybuilders go on to experience heart problems after many years of weight lifting. In a few cases, bodybuilding has just aggravated pre existing heart conditions, with a famous example being Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Arnold was born with a bicuspid aorta, later causing him to have a heart surgery in 1997. In case you didn’t know, a bicuspid aorta basically means a person only has 2 flaps that can control blood flow in and out of the heart. A normal person has 3, and so this is considered abnormal heart function.

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Best Stimulant-Free Pre Workout? Caffeine’s Dark Side Effects

Why do companies include stimulants in Pre Workout Formula’s?

All stimulants act in a similar way by stimulating the central nervous system. They are included in pre workouts because when your CNS becomes aroused, it becomes increasingly difficult for your muscles to fatigue, due to the added adrenaline/energy in the body. This results in considerable strength increases, indirectly helping you build muscle.

Another reason why supplement companies are keen to include stimulants in generous doses is due to how they effect dopamine levels in the brain. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that is responsible for you feeling pleasure. When dopamine levels are high, you will feel a “high”. When this sensation fades, an individual naturally becomes addicted to whatever gave them this previous sense of well-being. This is exactly why millions of people worldwide are addicted to coke, tea, coffee and chocolate – with the culprit being caffeine. This means repeat sales on their pre workout supplements, and bigger profits.

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Power Butter: Better Than Peanut Butter?

Peanut butter is a great addition to any weight lifter’s diet. It is rich in unsaturated fats (the healthy kind), helping administer testosterone production in the body. In turn this can help increase muscle strength and size.

Power Butter > Peanut Butter

Power butter is the superior option, in terms of nutritional value, for a weight lifter. Comparing power butter to peanut butter would be a bit like comparing a protein bar to a snickers.

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. Contains 32g of protein per serving

Peanut butter is rich in fats but lacks a good serving of protein. That’s where power butter is more effective for a weight lifter looking to build muscle with increased protein intake. This extra protein will also reduce recovery times in between workouts.

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The “How to be More Confident” Bible

Confidence is one of the greatest qualities you can have. And if you have it in abundance, you will not only feel better about yourself and see your life quality improve, but you’ll also attract success in various areas of your life. Confidence will make you increasingly attractive to the opposite sex, and improve the chances of you having a successful career.

Why do some people ooze confidence?

There are some people that just are naturally confident. These are the people everybody loves to be in the company of. They haven’t worked hard for this confidence, it is just something that has always come naturally to them. However, if we can understand why these people are born confident, we can manipulate the make-up in our bodies to replicate this effect.

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How to Get to Sleep in 5 Minutes!

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Sleep is one of the main components of our overall health. Lack of sleep or compromised quality of sleep can result in several negative effects on the body. Read on to understand why you sometimes can’t sleep and the tricks you can use to be snoozing in under 5 minutes! (OK it might take 10).

Importance of Sleep: Body = Battery

During the day our mind and bodies are constantly working. Our bodies are like batteries and can only function for so long without running out of power. Sleep is the time when our bodies (batteries) are recharged. This allows us to continue getting up each day and have enough energy to fulfil our daily needs. Without proper or long enough charging, the battery will not recharge fully (nor will our bodies) resulting in a less than optimal battery that will not only have less power, but it may not be able to accomplish things, as it doesn’t have maximum charge. The body is no different.

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Supplements/Vitamins for Hair Growth

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Hair is an important feature of a person’s appearance and aids in their attractiveness. Hair loss is an everyday anxiety for those predisposed to male pattern baldness, however there are certain vitamins and supplements that can reverse such balding.

Why do some of us become bald?

The hormone DHT plays a significant role in our hair thinning and eventually making us bald. DHT is short for Dihydrotestosterone and is the male sex hormone. DHT restricts essential vitamins and minerals from reaching the hair follicles located on the scalp. As a result hair maintenance is sabotaged and hair loss soon follows. In certain individuals, hair follicles can be particularly sensitive to DHT. The more sensitive they are, the shorter the follicles lifespan will be.

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How to Grow Taller: Discover the Secret Formula

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There is no disadvantage to being small, but there are numerous benefits that come with being tall. Becoming more attractive to the opposite sex and gaining more respect from your peers are just some perks.

I’m sure if you’ve landed on this page, you’ve heard plenty of times that your growth is all determined by your genetics. Thus meaning if your family has a tendency to be tall, then this will increase the likelihood of you following suit.

Although it is true that genes are important, did you know that your DNA and the cells in your body are constantly changing? It’s true, your cells are changing all the time and their structure is completely transformed within the space of 1 year (see source).

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How to Boost Your Immune System

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Are you frequently ill? Those who have a habit for regularly falling ill, are likely to have a weak immune system. Read on to find out ways to boost your immunity, enabling you to recover quickly when ill and reduce the chances of you initially falling ill.

Health Insurance 

First of all, it is important to cover yourself, if you ever fall ill and have to take time off work. With this scenario in mind it would be worth considering taking out health insurance, which can be easily set up.

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What is IIFYM?

“IIFYM” is an abbreviation for “if it fits your macros”, that is often used in the bodybuilding world. Macros stand for macronutrients. There are 3 main macronutrients in our diet which are protein, carbohydates and fats.

Any food goes…

The IIFYM theory suggests that eating crisps will build as much muscle as eating rice, providing that the overall macronutrient ratio for the day is met. This proposes that the macronutrient ratio and calories are the sole factor affecting body composition, rather than the actual foods being eaten. Read below for more info on macronutrients.

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