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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    I drink your milkshake twm's Avatar
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    Tuna protein versus Whey protein?

    I was wondering if anyone had long-term experience in tuna protein versus whey protein and any applicable results. At this point - for me - it has become more practical to just buy canned tuna fish from the grocery store than order whey protein on the internet. I rather like the taste of tuna so that isn't really a factor for me. I've pretty much sold myself onto the switch over, partly due to price and partly due to conveniance, but mostly conveniance. I know protein is the typical prison protein plan, but when compared to whey protein, how do the two products (given, say, a comparable amount of whey protein/serving [tuna = 39g/serving vs. whey = 39-42g/serving] ) compare?

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    Try the diet section.

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    I am not 100% sure, but I have always been under the impression that protein from real food sources is better then whey.

    and a ? for you, there are no merchants around where you live that you can buy whey at?

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    whey wont give you mercury poisoning...
    +1 for whey

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    This was in a local paper, it had some sort of index that rated the usefulness of different types of proteins and it said that whey was about 104%(this doesn't make sense to me how ur body can use 104% of something) dairy was in the 90's and meat protein fish chicken beef was raning from around 57-65% useful.
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    If you can stand the taste of sardines, then get yourself a Fry's VIP card, and grab as many cans of crown prince fish steaks as you can afford. I've never seen more protein for less money than these things. They come in oil or Louisiana hot sauce (hot sauce has 1 more gram of protein), and with a Fry's card, you get 24g protein for 50 cents. And sardines are less likely to have mercury in them. You really should limit the tuna intake to 1 can per week to be safe. Those fish steaks are awesome as long as you can stomach them. As far as whey or fish/meat? I say take in every source of protein possible, and in the future post diet questions in the diet forums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRic
    This was in a local paper, it had some sort of index that rated the usefulness of different types of proteins and it said that whey was about 104%(this doesn't make sense to me how ur body can use 104% of something) dairy was in the 90's and meat protein fish chicken beef was raning from around 57-65% useful.
    its a relative scale, not absolute

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    Quote Originally Posted by Titanium_Jim
    You really should limit the tuna intake to 1 can per week to be safe.
    One can per week?!
    I have one per day. I guess im going to die.
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    the sh-t about mercury is BS. I was eating 1-3 cans of tuna everyday for over a year and I'm fine. I don't eat it much now cuz I'm bulking and I'm usually eating something with a lot more calories. But tuna is great and so is whey. Use both...

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    yup, I eat one can of tuna a day. Usually 5 days a week. I take it to work with me, and eat at my desk. I've been doing it for a little less then a year. I think all that mercury poisoning has to do with long long term uses of tuna. Or something very extreme.

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    eh. but i'm gonna be eating tuna for a loooooong time!

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    you guys just convinced me to start smoking again!
    I quit when I heard all the bad stuff it does to you, but I smoked for 5-8 years and never had a problem!
    it must be fine!!!!
    I dont know why I ever quit!


    stupid scientists!
    what do they know

    I think I'll enjoy a big can of tuna once I finish off this pack of marlboro reds!
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    lol I should be dead long time now too. I'm eating 2-3 cans/day for over a year now. I'll prepare my will to be ready just in case

    sh** its so unfair to die at 19
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    Just remeber guys,If your ankels start swelling up, It's too late!

    No but serously, I was HIGHLEY recomonded by a DR to only consume 1 can of tuna a week. Now what I do is buy sardines . I don't minde the taiste or the appearance.
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    i think there would be plenty of dead body builders by now if it wre the case....and you know what...i think it is the best way to get protein other then scoops of whey, and im going to keep using it cuz it is the ****.......if i die....well then my family gets lots of money, atleast I get to die buff

    ah yes and ive never heard anything about the diff kinds of protein so i got no idea

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    As I'm not planning to quit my tuna eating habits or reduce the quantity anytime soon, the only thing that puzzles me is who to leave my huge collection of rare collectible porn magazines to

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    Mercury poses the most serious health threat to children and women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant

    The advisory says mercury levels in tuna can vary: fresh tuna steaks, for example, have higher mercury levels than canned light tuna

    The average amount of Merury(0.35 parts per million or ppm) is exceedingly low. To put this amount into perspective, FDA has set a limit of 1.00 ppm for mercury in fish and both canned light and albacore tuna are well below this level.

    It has a very very nominal effect on a healthy male, as it is filtered out.

    Take that for what it's worth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by estropes
    The average amount of Merury(0.35 parts per million or ppm) is exceedingly low. To put this amount into perspective, FDA has set a limit of 1.00 ppm for mercury in fish and both canned light and albacore tuna are well below this level.
    not according to this:
    The FDA released its new fish testing data on Wednesday, showing that more expensive white, or albacore, canned tuna contains almost three times as much mercury as cheaper "light" canned tuna -- 0.358 parts per million vs. 1.23 ppm.
    Wednesday, December 10, 2003
    http://edition.cnn.com/2003/HEALTH/1...rcury.fish.ap/
    Organic mercury in contaminated fish or other foods that you might eat enters your bloodstream easily and goes rapidly to other parts of your body. It can reach most tissues including the brain and fetus. Organic mercury can change to inorganic mercury in the brain and remain there for a long time. Organic mercury that you swallow or breathe leaves your body in the feces, mostly as inorganic mercury, within weeks.
    http://www.eco-usa.net/toxics/mercury.shtml
    SO! if you have one can of whole albacore tuna, your above the FDA limit for "weeks"

    Long-term exposure to either inorganic or organic mercury can permanently damage the brain, kidneys, and developing fetus. The most sensitive target of low level exposure to metallic and organic mercury following short or long term exposures appears to be the nervous system. The most sensitive target of low level exposure to inorganic mercury appears to be the kidneys. Short term exposure to high levels of mercury can have similar effects. Full recovery is more likely after short term exposures than long term exposures, once the body clears itself of the contamination.

    Short and long term exposure to high levels of inorganic mercury can cause kidney effects in humans. However, recovery is likely, once the body clears itself of the contamination. There is no information on low level exposures in humans. Short and long term exposure to low levels of inorganic mercury in animals can also cause kidney and brain effects. Long term exposure to higher than normal levels of inorganic mercury from eating or drinking contaminated foods or water can lead to brain and kidney damage in some people. Long term exposure to inorganic mercury has caused effects to the fetus in animals. The general population is generally not exposed to levels high enough to produce these effects.

    People who eat fish containing organic mercury or grains treated with organic mercury for a long time can have permanent damage to the brain, kidneys, and the growing fetus. The amounts of organic mercury that cause these effects are higher than the amounts to which the general population is exposed daily. Exposure to organic mercury may cause brain damage in developing fetus. Exposure to organic mercury is also dangerous for young children because their nervous systems are more sensitive to these compounds. Kidney effects occur in animals exposed to low levels of organic mercury. Low level exposure to organic mercury may also reduce the ability of animals to have babies.
    http://www.eco-usa.net/toxics/mercury.shtml
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    bah, poo on that doctor evidence mumbo jumbo....they're just mad that they are puny

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    ah ahaha emjl you might be right!
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    Ali G for pres

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    Quit worrying. Jesus, it's pathetic how blown out of proportion things can get. Mercury levels are very low in the type of tuna that is canned...fresh tuna is a different story. Regardless, I don't think anyone is eating 10 cans/day, so just calm down. You can die from drinking too much water for christ's sake, maybe we should abstain from water from now on too .

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    I eat three cans of tuna a day, but I mix the contents of a mercury thermometer with my tuna, am I going to die from mercury poisoning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by obsoletemodel
    I eat three cans of tuna a day, but I mix the contents of a mercury thermometer with my tuna, am I going to die from mercury poisoning?
    lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vido
    Quit worrying. Jesus, it's pathetic how blown out of proportion things can get. Mercury levels are very low in the type of tuna that is canned...fresh tuna is a different story. Regardless, I don't think anyone is eating 10 cans/day, so just calm down. You can die from drinking too much water for christ's sake, maybe we should abstain from water from now on too .
    But I drink water AND eat tuna! Arggghhhhhh!!!

    I agree, a can a day isnt going to kill you.
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