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Feeding the Fighter: Essential Foods to Add to Your MMA Diet

(Hey, close enough. Photo via relaxedfocus) By Rick Talbot MMA is widely regarded as the toughest professional sport on the planet, testing fighters to their physical and mental limits. Of course, you need to train hard and practice your skills to be the best, but like any finely-tuned machine, the fuel which you put inside yourself makes a huge difference. Here are some useful tips to ensure you get a taste of victory. SUPER FOODS Whenever you hear healthy eating or dieting discussed, supposedly super foods are often suggested to help to get you in tip-top shape. In fact, these foods can have a significantly positive affect on you, and they all have a specific healthy benefit. Our favorites are: Green tea ”” rich in powerful antioxidants and has been proven to kill cancer cells. It also boosts your levels of good cholesterol and decreases the bad ones in the process. This one‘s great for fighters, as it helps to keep the heart in good shape. Apples ”” also loaded with antioxidants, but these ones help to repair damaged muscles and cells, making them perfect for fighters, especially when they‘ve picked up an injury.

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