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Are Pickled Foods Good For You? Here’s What You Need To Know

Pickling vegetables has been done for thousands of years as way to make vegetables available out of season, and a way to preserve them on long voyages to keep them from spoiling while on a conquest or manifest destiny-ing one’s way across the mountains. As with other methods of preservation, …

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The Benefits Of Cheese For Bodybuilding And Muscle Growth

For those of us who are tolerant to lactose (and daily thank our lucky stars for the genetics to be as such) cheese is a delicious appetizer or side dish and a commonly incorporated ingredient into some of the most popular dishes out there. Cheeseburgers, pizza, macaroni and cheese, anything …

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When Is The Best Time To Drink A Protein Shake?

In fitness, bodybuilding especially, you need a lot of nutrients to help you get big and strong, especially if you’re trying to get results quickly. While all of the substances you need are either naturally occurring in your body or available from food, it can be difficult to get the …

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The Ultimate List Of Healthy Snacks To Help Gain Weight

When trying to pack on muscle mass, getting your calorie count and macros can be difficult for people who either have a busy lifestyle, or simply lack the appetite to scarf down huge, macro-packed meals. However, fear not, as in between meals, you can snack to boost your calorie intake. …

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What Are The Effects Of Fasting? (Both Good & Bad)

Fasting has recently been thrust into the fitness trend spotlight, but is it an effect way to diet, or just a passing trend? We all remember the Gazelle, the South Beach diet and Tae-Bo, maybe intermittent fasting is just another infomercial that will end soon. Fasting has a large following …

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Are Peanuts A Healthy Snack To Eat?

Paying attention to your macronutrient intake is the key to reaching your fitness goals. Whether you’re trying to put on some lean muscle, lose weight or simply maintain your current physique, diet is extremely important. With diet, you have to construct your meals in a way to feed your body …

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Maple Syrup vs Honey: Which Is The Better & Healthier Sweetener?

When looking to either lose weight, have a more streamlined physique or simply eat healthier to feel better, several substitutions can be made. Low-carb, low-fat options can be switched out for regular food, and added sugars are generally some of the first things to go. However, if you’re not adding …

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What Are The Effects Of Pre-Workout? (Both Good & Bad)

For many of us, working out has become an activity we enjoy. Exercising promotes a healthy body, releases endorphins to help boost your mood and makes you stronger to make everyday life a little bit easier. However, with that said, working out is hard. If working out isn’t hard, you’re …