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  1. Oscar

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    what's this I hear about the fluoride content being dangerously high? I drink a shitload of it, like 6-8 cups a day. Has anyone heard of any negative side effects from drinking a lot of tea?
     
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    The only thing I have heard is in using city water treated with fluoride to make the tea with.

    brittle/discolored teeth and brittle bones are some of the risks.


    well water ftw



    or I also found this interesting also
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    Yeah, that's one of the articles I was checking out. Says that the combination of fluoride and aluminum in tea can cause neurological damage. I dunno about that..people have been drinking green tea on a daily basis for hundreds of years in China/Japan.

    This is what I hate about trying to eat healthy. A month ago I read that green tea is good for your brain and your teeth, amongst other things. Now I'm seeing a bunch of sites that say the opposite. I never know what to believe..
     
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    I hear ya, I have been trying to eat healthy for a while now, cut out the fast food, dont drink alcohol much, lotsa water/juices. I just got my cholesterol last week and came back 234:noes: The nurse said all the milk I'm drinking along wiht the peanut butter sammiches is helping my numbers stay up. so I guess I will be drinking my whey with water and finding me some 'diet' peanutbutter
     
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    Peanut butter is mainly monosaturated fats and won't affect the LDL in a negative way. You can get more omega-3 and other polyinsaturated fats and more fiber too. Add cardio if needed.
     
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    they haven't been making it with fluorinated water though :noes:
     
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    What % milk? Drop to fat-free and just don't overdo the PB. Whatever you do, DON'T get the reduced fat stuff. It's absolute garbage. Switch to natural PB if you're really concerned, though the amount of other fat in normal PB is pretty damn small.


    What's your workout regimen like? And what's your diet like overall?
     
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    lift in the am

    cherios and a half scoop of protien with water before lifting

    usually 30-40min lift 4 days a week - 2 day split (I hope that is what you are asking)

    post workout: scoop protein with 2% and a packet of carnation instant break.

    drive to work with 1 cup coffee

    9am pb sammich
    10am oatmeal(2 packets)

    a few carrots in there somewhere

    lunch..typically a BK salad or rice with chicken

    2:30ish oatmeal or protien shake

    4:30 pb sammich

    dinner varies from steak and spuds to spagetti to parmegan chicken over linguine noodles and a white wine sauce:bigthumb: - dayum I'm hungry now.

    9:30ish half scoop protien with water


    drink during the day lots of oj and water. no sodas


    I see the whey protien has 30mgcholesterol in it, is that gonna be a terrible number for whey?


    oh ya...35Y/O 155lbs bulking(gained 11lbs in 3months:bigthumb: )
     
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    No, the dietary cholesterol isn't really a problem. You can try a lower-carb diet (ie : any carb PWO, during the day only veggies/fruits) during a couple of weeks and get your bloodwork redone to see if it changes things for the best. Your fiber intake should go up on a diet like this and by limiting your carb intake, your triaglycerides levels will go down. OJ considered a fruit though ;)
     
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    Yup, what Andrew said.
     
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    Oh and by lower carb, I absolutly don't mean ketogenic. I stick to 250 g per day on training days and 200 g on off days. That's what I found to be best for ME, I feel a bit bloated if I go over that. It might be lower/higher for you.
     
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    Triag's are at 93..so I am good there.

    fiber recommendations for me?

    I will try the fruit / veggies thing but my retest is a couple months away:squint:


    thanks for the input gang:cool:
     
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    You won't need to think about fiber if you get a lot of veggies and fruits, it's gonna go up by itself. Eat more veggies than fruits though and you'll be fine. Green veggies and apples are the staple of my diet and I get plenty of fiber, believe me :o
     
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