If you are into Jiu-Jitsu, you most certainly already heard about the famous Gracie Diet. The nutrition method developed by Grandmaster Carlos Gracie has been passed on through the generations within and outside the Gracie family.
Those who follow its teachings quickly become passionate advocates of the diet, so impressed they get with the results it reaches in terms of healthy and well being. Here are some of the staples you need to know before you consider going with it.
Remember: your quality of life is dependent on the quality of life of your cells. So straight to the nitty-gritty: fresh fruit, greens, legumes, sprouts and plenty of water. Your diet should include foods consisting of 70% water. The lower the level of water, the greater the likelihood of you contracting imbalances (illnesses).
“Take care of your stomach for your first 50 years, and it will take care of you for the next 50,” is Dr. Steven Smith’s take on how to stay healthy.
Eat meat and potatoes at the same time? Bread and cheese, milk and cereal, fish and rice? What if you were told these combinations are totally destructive to your digestive system and sap your energy?
Eat just one condensed food per meal. What’s condensed food? Any ingestible not rich in water. For example, beef jerky is condensed, while watermelon is rich in water.
Make sure not to eat starch, carbohydrates and protein in the same meal.
Are you dragging your feet when you get out of bed in the morning, even if you got your full eight hours’ worth of sleep? Know why? While you’re sleeping, your body is working overtime to digest the incompatible food combinations you put in your belly.
Eat light before going to bed, just enough to keep from feeling hungry. If you feel like eating a lot of something, eat a lot of salad. And after 9pm eat just fruit. Remember: after ingesting a properly combined meal, you should wait for at least five hours before eating anything else.
It’s important that you keep in mind that drinking during meal time dilutes your digestive juices and slows down the digestive process; so don’t drink much water, especially not cold water.
Fruit is the most perfect food on the planet, since it takes the least energy to digest and gives your body the maximum return. Least effort for maximum benefit, just like in Jiu Jitsu, right?
The only food that makes your brain work is glucose. Fruit is packed with fructose, which is easily converted into glucose. Most of the time, it is 90-95% water, which means it cleanses you and feeds you at the same time.
Eat fruit upon getting up in the morning and on an empty stomach. Your heart and overall health will thank you for it.
The percentage of protein in a human mother’s milk doesn’t exceed 2.38 %. Did you know that? So where did this idea that we need loads of protein to be strong and healthy come from?
Dr. Mark Hegstead, a Professor of nutrition at Harvard Medical School, asserts that most human beings seem to adapt to whatever quantity of protein is available to them. In other words: if you eat a well-balanced diet, you’ll get all the protein you need!
To be sure you have energy for training, all you need is glucose from fruits, vegetables and sprouts.
But what about the myth that protein is good for endurance? Wrong. Too much protein overloads your system with nitrogen, which causes fatigue. And as for protein strengthening our bones? Wrong again. Excess protein has been linked to osteoporosis, degeneration and weakening of the bones.
For your supply of calcium, go with green vegetables, nuts, sesame seed, turnips. And you can have small quantities of white cheese on salad.
How about it, gentle reader, learned something new? Now, rethink your nutritional strategies and what boosts your energy levels in training.
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