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Good Carbohydrates List – What We Recommend to Our RocknRoll BJJ & Fitness Clients!   2 comments

Good Carbohydrates, A Basic Guideline – by Rich Zaydel

There has always been a lot of confusion surrounding carbohydrates.  It really isn’t all that complicated.  There are good carbohydrates and there are bad ones.  The good ones will give you energy for physical activity. They are also full of nutrients needed for optimum health and proper brain function.  Scientific studies show that bad carbohydrates are attributed to gaining weight, diabetes, heart disease and Alzheimer’s just to name a few.

The biggest difference between unhealthy carbohydrates and healthy ones is how fast the carbohydrate sugars are absorbed into the blood stream and how much high-fiber the food contains.  Unhealthy carbohydrates are the cause of fast sugar absorption which then causes high and low blood sugar swings. Bad carbohydrates also have been highly processed and refined. This removes most of the fiber and nutritional value. And, most unhealthy carbohydrates are full of high-calorie fats, additives and preservatives. A good rule of thumb is to avoid the following list of bad carbohydrates:

  • All pastries
  • Bread and pasta with refined flour
  • Cakes, cookies and any sweet bakery products
  • Candies
  • Fruit juices and drinks
  • Jams and jellies
  • Most custards, puddings and other sweets
  • Refined grains like white rice

Making the right carbohydrate choice is essential to optimum overall health.  A healthy diet should consist of 45-65% good carbohydrates. The best healthy carbohydrate sources are:

  • Raw and lightly steamed vegetables
  • Legumes, beans, nuts and seeds
  • High fiber 100% whole grains
  • Raw whole fresh fruits
  • Low fat dairy

Below is a complete list of recommended good carbohydrates from which to choose:

Carbohydrates in Whole Grains

Carbohydrates in Whole Grains

Carbohydrates in Vegetables

Carbohydrates in Vegetables

Carbohydrates in Fruits

Carbohydrates in Fruits

Carbohydrates in Nuts and Seeds

Carbohydrates in Nuts and Seeds

Carbohydrates in Beans and Peas

Carbohydrates in Beans and Peas

Carbohydrates in Dairy

Carbohydrates in Dairy

Healthy carbohydrates and high-fiber foods will help in lowering cholesterol, losing weight and having much better sustained energy levels.  It will also aid in decreasing the risk of heart disease and avoiding or even reversing diabetes.  Making the right food choices will make a person feel great and have a better quality life.

Rich Zaydel is head trainer and instructor at RocknRoll Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Fitness in Orange County, California.  Rich Zaydel is aNational Academy of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer and a certified Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor under Master Joe Moreira.
www.rocknrollbjj.com

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Orange County Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Private Lessons! RocknRoll BJJ & Fitness   1 comment

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RocknRoll Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Private Lessons & Personal Training in Orange County, California! Lowest rates in OC!

RocknRoll BJJ & Fitness is dedicated to changing lives through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and fitness! Get one on one attention by an experienced Brazilian Jiu JItsu instructor and National Academy of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer and take your jiu jitsu to the next level and, or, reach your fitness goals fast! Lowest rates for BJJ Private Lessons and personal training in Orange County!

RocknRoll Brazilian Jiu Jitsu programs and teachings adapt to your pace and ability making learning fun and safe! Whether its your first day trying jiu jitsu or you are a seasoned jiu jitsu player, I have a great program for you.

RocknRoll Fitness Programs for all ages, body types and fitness levels! You will have a customized fitness program for your body type and fitness goals. Don’t be shy. If you have let your self go and its been a while since you have been active, you have come to the right place. I am a patient and detailed trainer. If you are already fit, but are looking for strength training, plyometrics or just something more challenging, I have got some fun for you!

* Receive detailed, patient, instruction from an experienced & certified Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor and personal trainer!
* Learn amazing new Brazilian jiu jitsu techniques as taught to me by the pros!
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RocknRoll Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Fitness is run by Rich Zaydel a brown belt in brazilian jiu jitsu under Professor Marcelo Carvalho and is a National Academy of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer. Rich has taught at the prestigious Chapman University Jiu Jitsu Club and is an assistant instructor at Global Jiu Jitsu under Professor Marcelo Carvalho.

Contact Rich now to schedule your lessons or personal training! Email me through this ad or visit the RocknRoll Brazilian Jiu Jitsu website.
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RocknRoll Brazilian Jiu Jitsu now has a blog!   Leave a comment

Alright!  Lets talk bjj, new techniques, fighters you like, gis, fitness, exercises and drills related to martial arts!

Here is one of my favorite ways to break down the triangle choke from open guard.  Let me know if  you have some cool new techniques you want to talk about.

Ive been doing bjj on and off for 15 years.  Ive been a purple belt for a while now and I hope to have my brown belt in the near future.

I am an assistant instructor under Professor Marcelo Carvalho at Global Jiu Jitsu Academy and head instructor at RocknRoll BJJ & Fitness.

www.globaljiujitsuacademy.com

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Let me know if you have some good stuff to share!