Originally Posted by WouldLuv2FightU
I know about all of the positives and health benefits of drinking green tea or any tea for that matter and eating a lot of fish. But does this have any advantages in the MMA world? Just wondering, if so, what are the advantages and are there any disadvantages. I eat like most americans sometimes - burgers, fries, soda, snack shit. But I drink a lot of green tea and other tea, and I eat fish at least 4 meals a week. Lately I have been drinking nothing but water and tea and very little amounts of Mt. Dew and such. (haven't had any in 3 days now) I still eat snack foods and candy bars and cookies like crazy though. I am hypoglycemic so it is near impossible for me to not eat this stuff. I am not overweight in the least bit though, thanks to my hypoglycemia the only positive that comes with this disease is that I burn fat and sugar like a ****ing machine and never gain weight no matter how much shit I eat. Plus I am only 20 so that helps too and I have been physically active since I could walk so my metabolism is great too. And I'm sure eating fish all the time for the last 5 years helps too. Anyway, I kinda went off topic but I wanna know if there are any kind of advantages or disadvantages a traditional Japanese diet would have in MMA. Any aspect at all - training, cardio, strength, weight, speed, anything at all that has anything to do with MMA. Thanks in advance to Onganju hahaha.
Oh... That last part there made me laugh...
Sorry to disappoint, but I'm not a nutritionist and I'm not knowledgeable on dietary stuff. The only things I can recall is that green tea is an anti-oxident and helps your system filter things out. The thing with the other "junk" type foods is that they are high in carbohydrates. If I remember right, for every gram of carbohydrates your body takes in, your body will synthesize 4 grams of water to process it. So in essence, the junk food just doesn't sit there, but it promotes the gaining of a lot of water weight to process it out of your body.
That's where the fish comes in. It is high in protein, and unlike more land-born meat it is very easy to digest and process, and does not have an excess amount of fat. When it comes to cutting weight, killing carbs and taking in high-protein foods works wonders. But I think most of that is stuff that's known from the current "Atkin's Awareness" state that everyone's in.