Recently I found out I have high blood pressure and should be taking medication but instead I’ve decided to really watch my diet and exercise more. Now that’s a hard thing to grasp when you’re a red meat worshiping, wrap everything in bacon, taco eating, burger connoisseur like myself however I hate medication more than I love food. This brings me to the Gracie family, popular for the inception of the UFC, Brazilian jiu jitsu and the Gracie Diet. This diet is based on the principle that digestion is the body’s toughest workout and streamlining this process enables the body to divert a maximum percentage of its resources towards other essential functions like training, healing injuries, fighting disease, etc. It’s such an easy concept to follow, for example
Group A - combine with each other, plus one of Group B
Group B - Do not combine with each other
(for the complete list, groups and diet buy the Gracie Diet book)
So I’m gradually integrating my diet with this concept because I know it works. I’ve seen it with my own eyes training at the Gracie Academy. Every day I come in I see Rener and Ryron Gracie and their energy level is unbelievable, you would think with jiu jitsu 6 to 7 days a week they would need a lot of caffeine and GNC products but it’s all the Gracie Diet. Here’s a hearty sandwich Rener (pronounced Hen-er) makes that’s a great energy booster with no meat or saturated fat.