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MMA Health: Nutrients Overview

Written on September 20, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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To acquire good health and physical fitness, you'll need proper nutrition. Check out Fighting Insider's overview of the basic body nutrients.

The key component for a good health and physical fitness is proper nutrition. For athletes who works on their weight, proper nutrition consumption is the most important aid for gaining. According to fitness expert, Joe Franco, an appropriate assortment of food from the four food groups can offer all the basic nutrients that the body requires for an optimum performance. Food satisfies three bodily needs:

1. Energy requirement
2. Tissue growth and repair
3. Energy regulation of metabolic functions

That said, know the basic nutrients that the body requires and their benefits by hitting the break.

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MMA Diet 101: Fats

Written on March 27, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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In this week's edition of MMA Diet 101, check out the best source of healthy fats and the reasons why it is important.

Due to intense training sessions, fighters burn calories rapidly and are having a hard time taking in enough amount of it. Therefore, healthy fats should make up a bountiful portion of a fighter’s diet. Good fats are best source to replenish the body with loss calories, while acquiring many anti-inflammatory, anti-depression and other health benefits for the brain and heart.

Almonds, walnuts, coconut milk, extra virgin olive oil, fish oil and flax-seed are some of the best source of healthy fats. On the other hand, animal fats – like those coming from milk or meat – have their own place in a balanced diet. It can help increase testosterone and balance nerve functioning that can fuel recovery, but animals store toxins in their fat deposits. That’s why it is a safer bet to make the fat sources aforementioned to be a fighter’s foundation.

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