When sparring or in a BJJ tournament, maintaining your energy levels throughout is a challenge. Some eat bananas, oranges, açai, some rely on energy drinks. We all want some fuel and look for high quality carbohydrates. A great alternative is acacia honey.
Honey is 100% natural sugar, meaning it’s healthier, richer (minerals, vitamins) and it digests better than refined sugars. Acacia honey in particular is a very easily digestible carbohydrate as it has the lowest glycemic index of all honeys (around 30) and a high fructose content. Fructose is the sugar from fruits and vegetables, metabolism assimilates it quickly and properly without digestion. On tournament day you don’t want to waste energy on digestion.
You need an efficient fuel. Honey in general has been used by athletes since the ancient times. Multiple jiu-jitsu practitioners have included it in their diet. It’s a good fit before the fight or in between the fights, to sustain the repeated efforts.
Honey raises the level of immune-enhancing, disease-fighting antioxidants in the blood, says Heidrun B. Gross, PhD, department of nutrition, University of California, Davis. Dr. Gross explains that honey contains a large percentage of polyphenols, antioxidants known to be important in prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Consuming Acacia honey typically provides a very brief spike in blood sugar. It has been found that honey might maintain optimal blood sugar levels for a full two hours, according to findings of Dr. Steven G. Pratt from Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California.
The energizing effect of acacia honey is almost immediate, the exact time depends on your individual metabolism.
Even in case of heavy fatigue or hypoglycemia, the anti-oxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits of acacia honey allow it to digest well and quickly.
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