Eating well is Jiu-Jitsu: Needing a boost in your training?

Do you need something more? Bet on your food. Yes, there are some foods that give us more energy, so we can work a bit harder during trainings. Forget about spending money on “supplements”, which can often even be harmful to your health.

Our diet is essential to the proper functioning of our body and mind, hence the importance of staying tuned into the world of nutrition. The ideal is looking for professional advice from someone who can plan an exclusive menu for you, according to your specific daily needs.


Take a look below at five foods that help you to get rid of the laziness.

1- Açaí

imagesTo the delight of the masses, the Açaí is high in carbohydrates, protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It definitely does away with your tiredness. The ideal serving portion is a glass of juice or a small bowl, on a daily basis. And do not take it in excess, so you avoid some extra pounds.

2- Soybean

Soybeans have leucine, an amino acid which participates in the construction of new protein molecules and acts as an energy source. Three tablespoons of the cooked beans or a cup of its juice every day are enough to give you that boost.

3- Alfalfa Sprouts

Since it has many enzymes, this vegetable helps the body to absorb nutrients coming from other foods. It also brings vitamin C, calcium and phosphorus. Together, these nutrients eliminate physical and mental fatigue. The ideal serving is a cup of tea per day.

4- Seaweed

alga-wakameThey have iodine in their composition, stimulating the thyroid, a gland that acts on all body organs, keeping them working at the right pace. Under the absence or scarcity of this mineral, people note sleepiness, tiredness and lack of memory. Besides adding it in Japanese food, also try putting it in your orange juice. The ideal is having two or three leaves of “nori” seaweed a day.

5- Chickpea

Tryptophan, which is widely present in chickpeas, is used by the body to produce serotonin, a neurotransmitter responsible for feelings of well-being. Replace beans with chickpeas on some days of your week. Four spoons should be enough.

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This article has only an informative purpose and is not intended to replace professional guidance. The use of vitamins and supplements can offer you great results, but before using any product, we strongly recommend that you visit a Nutritionist, Doctor, or other specialist for an analysis and follow-up.

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Source (in Portuguese): Viva a Saúde