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Category Archive: Articles, Nutrition

The 8 Most Overrated Supplements

These are the overrated supplments. Be sure to also have a look at our list of best supplments and viatmins for...

Nutrition For Grapplers: The Wonderful Benefits Of Hummus

    As grapplers, we need to keep our diet clean and our weight down to be at the best shape possible. I personally am very careful with carbohydrate consumption, when I’m trying to...

8 Small Diet Changes to Turbo Charge Your Jiu-Jitsu

  If you want to reach peak performance in your Jiu-Jitsu, you will need to not only train like a champion, you will also have to eat like a champion. That means NO JUNK FOOD. Junk food can...

Start The Day Right: The Benefits of Drinking Lemon & Honey in Water Every Morning

  The combination of honey, lemon and water results in a tasty, beneficial drink. Honey with lemon is an age-old remedy believed to soothe a variety of ailments. It is easy to make — using...

Sports Dietitian Sarai Pannekoek Gives Great Nutritional Advice For BJJ Athletes

      Sarai Pannekoek is a Dutch BJJ player and very well respected sports dietitian who counts many BJJ athletes as clients. In this article She gives some really useful advice for...

Exercise Scientist: ‘The Majority of BJJ Competitors Should Not Cut Weight’

  Thinking about cutting weight 2 weeks before your next tournament? Think again. An exercise scientist recommends that you do not. Exercise scientists assist sportspeople to achieve the best...

Getting Bigger & Stronger: The Right Way To Move Up A Weight Class In Jiu-Jitsu

    By Guillaume Huni   In Jiu-Jitsu most of us want to go down in weight to make the weight class below. Putting on quality muscle to go up a weight class is a tricky issue but can be...

41yr Old Vegan BJJ Athlete in Amazing Shape: ‘I Just Eat Plants & Train Jiu-Jitsu’

    It’s a common misconception that athletes cannot eat a plant-based diet, because it does not provide the protein they need. In fact, many world class athletes are vegetarians or...

Stay Hydrated: How Much Water To Drink Per Day To Stay Fit

      Water is the main chemical component of your body, making up 75 percent of your muscle tissue and 10 percent of your fatty tissue. The conventional recommendation is to consume...

New Research: Fast Food Just as Good as Supplements for Workout Recovery

    After a tough grappling training, many athletes will take energy bars, protein powders, or recovery drinks as a quick after workout meal. In their mind,  these supplements will provide...

Ronda Rousey Reveals her Special Diet

    Allison Glock spoke to Ronda Rousey for ESPN about her diet:   “I try to keep healthy-ish, but I’m so on point when I’m in camp that having a vegetable wrap...

Why Acai Is So Popular in The Jiu-Jitsu Community & Where to Get Some In Eastern Europe!

      Acai (ah-sigh-ee) is known in Brazil as the most nutritious, energy providing fruit. It grows in the lush floodplains of the Amazon River. Acai is a Brazilian berry original from...

Max Carvalho’s Favorite Pre-Competition Meal

    Max Carvalho is a 1st degree black-belt under the famous Zé Radiola. He is an active competitor and respected instructor who runs Gracie Barra Hungary. He also has a network of...

Mainstream Nutrition Myths Spread by the Media

When it comes to nutrition, don’t always be fooled by what you hear from other people or in the media. Despite clear advancements in nutrition science, the old myths don’t seem to be going...

How to Eat Healthy for BJJ under 35 euro/ 50 Dollars a Week

Healthy food isn’t always expensive. You can nourish your body for the demands and not break the bank. Be sure to check out our nutrition section: https://www.bjjee.com/category/nutrition/ BJJ...

20 Easy To Make Pre & Post Workout Snacks

    Pre- and post-workout foods are super important. While everyone’s nutritional requirements are different depending on their goals and activities, these snacks can offer the right...

Words Of Wisdom from Steve Maxwell about: S&C for BJJ, Nutrition, and Overtraining.

    Steve Maxwell, world famous BJJ black belt and strength and conditioning coach of Saulo and Xande Ribeiro sat down with MMA fighter from Serbia, Mark Lajhner and discussed many issues...

The Helio Gracie Corn Soup: One Of The Best Soups You Will Ever Taste

    The Gracie corn soup has been one of my favorites for the past few years. I use frozen corn that I defrost putting it in warm water. I then pass it through a regular fruit &...

The Health Benefits Of Potatoes In An Athlete’s Diet

    With over 160 different varieties, the potato has become a common staple of the western and Eastern European Diet, and it can be prepared many different ways. The potato originated in...

High protein diet – nearly as bad as smoking?

  News outlets in several different countries are reporting on a new research published in the medical journal Cell Metabolism. The study finds that people who eat a diet high in animal...

Going Up A Weight Class? 8 Foods That Will Help You Gain Mass Without Guilt

In Jiu-Jitsu most of us want to cut down in weight to make the weight class below. However putting on quality muscle to go up a weight class is a tricky issue but can be achieved with the right...

The Truth About Over-The-Counter Supplements For Muscle Gain

  If you’re serious about performance in BJJ, you should follow a serious strength program. Without a doubt, you can add muscle simply by eating right and lifting weights. However if you...

Health Benefits Of Air-Popped Popcorn

  Popcorn can be a healthy snack depending upon how it’s prepared. Plain air-popped popcorn is a healthy, low-calorie snack. Most commercial varieties include added salt, butter and oil,...

Lifestyle with Carol Gracie: Start your day energized

  Carol Gracie (Carlos Gracie’s daughter) shows us what she has for breakfast and her workout routine: