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Thanks so much for your thoughtful reply, @johnweavermd . There's definitely a lot of debate and research surrounding the body's reaction to fructose, and in general, it's a good idea to be careful with sugar intake even when it comes to fruit consumption (we wrote more on the topic of fruits and sugar content here: http://www.greatist.com/health/sugar-wise-how-fruits-stack-up-031412/).
Also a great comment re: the liver when it comes to metabolizing fructose. Perhaps not the only cells that can do that, but one of the most important organs when it comes to the how the body reacts to sugar consumption.
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@JeffreyCrews Hi Jeffrey, glad to hear it worked for you! Any preferred brands or tips for those who haven't used the remedy before?
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I usually drink a casein protein shake if I had a tough workout earlier that day. Makes me feel a bit less sore in the morning.
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@JeffreyCrews Hi Jeffrey, it seems even the research on that potential benefit of contrast therapy is highly inconclusive, and even a bit contradictory. Definitely something we hope to see more quality research on in the near future.
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Hey Jeffrey, thanks for the response, and hope you enjoyed the article! While there's some anecdotal evidence that contrast baths can help with soreness, there's not a whole lot of proof they actually speed muscle recovery, and what little research exists is somewhat contradictory (check out this study, among other: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18580411).
That said, a nice post-exercise soak might be worth it if it makes an athlete feel more relaxed!
Hi all! Any experience with the above tips, or have any unexpected uses for eggs we missed? Personally a big fan of using shells to take some of the bite out of coffee, but guess that's more of a personal taste preference...
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@MichelleR Hi Michelle, thanks for your reply. While Greatist strives to produce the highest-quality, most verified content on the web, we also take the occasional opportunity to give guest posters a forum to discuss issues a bit outside the realm of what we normally cover (this being one such guest post, hence the disclaimers at the top of the article). Think you bring up a solid point, and we'll work to make sure such posts are more clearly labelled moving forward. Thanks again for your input, and thanks especially for reading Greatist!
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@ArelEnglish Maybe. Just maybe.
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