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Eating before your martial arts training is just as important as wearing your Gi. Unfortunately, there is a myth that eating before your workout will hamper your training. As I said, it is a myth. Training on an empty stomach is like driving your car further than the gas you have in the tank. Exactly, you can't.
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Not many martial arts styles, methods, or forms come with a patented nutritional program to maximize a fighter's health and performance. Gracie jujitsu is not only a form of fighting; it is a lifestyle that fuses the mind, body, spirit, and nutrition to develop the best possible person and fighter.
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A martial artist's diet needs to provide energy and sustainability because of its physical intensity. For a martial artist to reach their maximal potential, they need to optimize their nutrition, not just maximize training. A martial artist needs to eat about 4-6 meals a day with snacks inbetween. Here are a few nutritional diets from some of the best martial artists ever known.
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Diabetes or diabetes mellitus is one of the leading chronic illnesses of our population and it is directly linked to the lifestyle of an average human. It is estimated that around 150 million people suffer from diabetes today and that this number will increase to 370 million by 2030. The primary reason of its occurrence is the high availability of food which is usually made up from many simple sugars. The average human takes in an exaggerated amount of this kind of food.
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