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Bravado
01-28-2015, 11:03 PM
menshealth.co.uk

Keep your nutrition right on target with these secret weapons. They powered history's greatest warriors, and they'll fuel your success, too.


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- Boost endurance like an Aztec warrior

Nutritional weapon Before going into battle, Aztec warriors would load up on chia seeds and quinoa. “Both foods provide supreme energy delivery and enhanced stamina,” says nutritional biochemist Jeannette Jackson of bodyinbalance.tv.

Why they won Chia seeds work like a modern energy drink and their high Omega-3 and antioxidant levels boost brain function. “They combine well with the pure protein in quinoa, too,” says sports nutritionist Jaymie Mart, from athleatnutrition.com.

Your recipe for victory Boil your quinoa and chia seeds for 10 mins, then add to a simple mixed salad, and eat an hour before any endurance event. It’s a more socially acceptable option than using your enemies for human sacrifice, too.

Best for: Long-distance running

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- Build bulk like a Roman gladiator

Nutritional weapon To gain muscle mass before appearing in the arena, gladiators were fed a diet rich in barley. “Gladiators needed plenty of subcutaneous fat, to protect them from cuts and to shield them from nerve damage during fights,” says paleo-pathologist at the Medical University of Vienna, Karl Grosschmidt.

Why they won “Barley is a nutrient-dense powerhouse for energy,” says Jackson. “The cereal also encourages your body’s own production of vitamin K, which helps to promote healthy blood clotting."

Your recipe for victory Add 50g of barley to protein-rich soups, such as oxtail. This combination releases more of the energy locked within the grain. The nutrients are also easier to digest than those in supplements. That gets the thumbs up from our royal box.

Best for: Rugby union

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- Stay fit like a Viking raider

Nutritional weapon The Vikings’ merciless strength was largely thanks to a diet of herring and kale. “The electrolytes in this combination enhance muscular conductivity,” says Jackson.

Why they won “Kale delivers a heavyweight punch of folate, calcium, iron and potassium,” says Mart. “Couple that with oily herring and you have the perfect combination to keep you lean and strong.”

Your recipe for victory Lightly steam both, then serve with a simple vinegar dressing. The acetic acid will help your body absorb the minerals and electrolytes better. A few meals like this and you’ll be ready to plunder a new PB.

Best for: Triathlon

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- Get lean like a Japanese ninja

Nutritional weapon In 15th-century Japan, ninjas honed their speed and agility with a diet of buckwheat and tofu.

Why they won “Buckwheat is high in antioxidants and helps strengthen blood flow,” says Jackson. Coupled with the complete protein and low fat content of tofu, ninjas could power up without bulking up.

Your recipe for victory Soak 100g of buckwheat in water for an hour then blend with 75g tofu for a late-night smoothie to aid body repair without laying down fat. Just try not to spill it down your black pyjamas.

Best for: Football

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- Build stamina like a Mongol marauder

Nutritional weapon On long missions, Mongol riders would routinely endure 10 days in the saddle consuming only mare's milk. Yes, it sounds horrible, but it worked for Genghis and his horde.

Why they won "Mare's milk is rich in vitamins and minerals and contains lower levels of fat than cow's milk," says Mart. And because it has a nutritional profile closer to human milk, your body can more easily digest the nutrients and sugars.

Your recipe for victory Mare’s milk is particularly good at enhancing your body’s recovery after exercise. Buy it dried from hestemelk.no, and blend into a 500ml shake with 50g of strawberries for vitamin C. Or save on postage costs by learning to milk your own horse.

Best for: Cycling

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- Use explosive power like a Norman knight

Nutritional weapon The last successful military invasion of Britain was powered by...rabbits. Norman knights used the high protein content of their meat to build the explosive power necessary for successful Saxon smashing.

Why they won “The competitive environment rabbits live in prevents them from building up fat reserves, so their meat is lean,” says Mart. “It’s also a fantastic source of vitamin B12.” A combo which made the humble rabbit a medieval WMD.

Your recipe for victory Grill like chicken and eat with wheat germ bread: the high zinc content of wheat germ aids in tissue repair, while the calcium and iron encourage vitamin B12 absorption (and aid arrow absorption in unlucky kings).

Best for: Weightlifting

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Linebacker
03-23-2015, 12:31 PM
Paleo diet will do better than all of these combined,if used properly.Many people try to pull it together but they eat a lot of other things on the side as well,which is indiscipline.

There is no better diet for male fitness and development than the Paleo diet,as much as some(vegetarian propagandists mostly) try to argue that.

http://www.citizencrossfit.com/Websites/337000k3/images/paleo-foods-paleo-food-list-paleo-diet-recipes.jpg

revealman
08-26-2015, 04:08 PM
Paleo diet will do better than all of these combined,if used properly.Many people try to pull it together but they eat a lot of other things on the side as well,which is indiscipline.

There is no better diet for male fitness and development than the Paleo diet,as much as some(vegetarian propagandists mostly) try to argue that.

http://www.citizencrossfit.com/Websites/337000k3/images/paleo-foods-paleo-food-list-paleo-diet-recipes.jpg
what you semm not to understand or ignore is that spartans, greek warriors, romans, aztecs and all other famous warriors were mostly vegetarians! they fed on grains and vegetables! even UFC fighters now realised that anatomically humans are not carnivores and we thrive best on carbs!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qzzglDbTvU


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMBaS2nAtyo

Antimage
08-26-2015, 04:11 PM
what you semm not to understand or ignore is that spartans, greek warriors, romans, aztecs and all other famous warriors were mostly vegetarians! they fed on grains and vegetables! even UFC fighters now realised that anatomically humans are not carnivores and we thrive best on carbs!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qzzglDbTvU


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMBaS2nAtyo

why aren't the best bodybuilders vegan then?

revealman
08-26-2015, 04:13 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kf53m2HHIPs

Grab the Gauge
08-26-2015, 04:15 PM
Eat like the Ancient Warriors... With Arby's new Knuckle Sandwich!

revealman
08-26-2015, 04:27 PM
why aren't the best bodybuilders vegan then?
cause they take in anabolic supplements, here i show you how a vegan natural bodybuilder can look without supplements!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR_XfQ4je9s

Antimage
08-26-2015, 04:29 PM
cause they take in anabolic supplements, here i show you how a vegan natural bodybuilder can look without supplements!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR_XfQ4je9s

why can't you be vegan and take anabolic supplements at the same time ?! i don't understand

revealman
08-26-2015, 04:35 PM
i said the best bodybuilders take steroids this is why they are so big and why they win competitions, not because they eat meat..

Faklon
08-26-2015, 04:37 PM
Buckwheat, interdasting.

Proctor
08-26-2015, 04:39 PM
i said the best bodybuilders take steroids this is why they are so big and why they win competitions, not because they eat meat..

What is your build if you don't mind me asking?

revealman
08-26-2015, 04:42 PM
What is your build if you don't mind me asking?
i cut my weight from 90 to 85kg, i am doing muay thai for several years and i did a krav maga seminar

i switched to vegan 4 years ago, imrpving my stamina and recovery! with meat and cheese i had lot of mucus in body and my body was acidic(acidosis) which made me sluggish and slow

i got my inspiration from scientific studies on human anatomy, by micronutrient density studies on plant foods and by vegan athletes such as medrano, wilks, jake shields and baboumian..

revealman
08-26-2015, 04:47 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLUr6umbEm0

Faklon
08-26-2015, 05:01 PM
i cut my weight from 90 to 85kg, i am doing muay thai for several years and i did a krav maga seminar

i switched to vegan 4 years ago, imrpving my stamina and recovery! with meat and cheese i had lot of mucus in body and my body was acidic(acidosis) which made me sluggish and slow

i got my inspiration from scientific studies on human anatomy, by micronutrient density studies on plant foods and by vegan athletes such as medrano, wilks, jake shields and baboumian..

Relative low-protein intake will increase toxicity, to avoid acidosis better cut on sugar and eat more fruits.

revealman
08-26-2015, 05:09 PM
Relative low-protein intake will increase toxicity, to avoid acidosis better cut on sugar and eat more fruits.
thanks for your advice mate!

but i dont eat any processed sugar, no candy bars, no chocolate, no sweets, no cakes, no carbonated beverages, only fruits, vegetables, whole grains(fiber slows down sugar absorption) and nuts, beans(for protein)

too much protein damages your liver and kidneys, makes kidney stones, produces ammonia in the body which leads to cellular damage, and overacidifies your body and leads to production of too much white blood cells! animal proteins are detrimental to our health.. i can speak from my own experience eatingslovak spicy sausages, chicken, sheep cheese, ham and other animal products over 25 years!

sadly i also was witness to several people in my family who got osteoporosis, acidosis, heart attack, stroke and intestinal removal from their traditional slovak diet rich in animal fats and meats such as klobasy(sausages), oskvarky(pork fat), sheep cheese, slanina(fatty bacon) and other acidic animal products..

look at people like rip esselstyn who promotes vegan diets and fat diseased people like atkins, sally falon and other promoters of low carb paleo diets..

revealman
08-26-2015, 05:19 PM
@ prometheus

even your greek ancestors were vegetarians

http://dailysikhupdates.com/worlds-greatest-warriors-ever-vegetarian-video/


The Diet of the Macedonian Army was composed of high starch foods such as corn, barley and wheat. Evidence suggests the soldiers were vegetarian. It was revealed after studying the bones of the soldiers that they had an all vegetarian diet.

The army of the Kingdom of Macedonia was among the greatest military forces of the ancient world. It was created and made formidable by King Philip II of Macedon. Born in Pella in 356 BC, Alexander succeeded his father, Philip II, to the throne at the age of twenty. He spent most of his ruling years on an unprecedented military campaign through Asia and northeast Africa, until by the age of thirty he had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world, stretching from Greece to Egypt and into northwest ancient India. He was undefeated in battle and is considered one of history’s most successful military commanders.

Faklon
08-26-2015, 05:51 PM
@ prometheus

even your greek ancestors were vegetarians

http://dailysikhupdates.com/worlds-greatest-warriors-ever-vegetarian-video/

Interesting article.

I don't know about the Macedonian army specifically albeit I remember of a citation that Thessalians and Macedonians (not armies) were noted for eating too much meat.

From here (http://lilitheden.hubpages.com/hub/An-Army-Marches-On-Its-Stomach-An-Analysis-of-the-Ancient-Soldiers-Diet), the Macedonian army seems to have relied heavily on grain.


The Macedonian troops, similar to others of that time, depended on grain. It is estimated that they received around 1.5 lbs. of grain a day. Realistically, this portion was far too meager to support human life and was therefore supplemented by different other foods, although it is hard to guess exactly what that may have been. About 2 qt. of water were taken in on a daily basis as well. If environmental conditions allowed, the food portions became restricted although the water intake could never, without dire consequences, be diminished below the suggested 2 qt. (Engels, 125).

Others seem to have eaten various combinations including sorts of meat.


For a normal hoplite soldier, found within the armies of mainland Greece, major nutrients were taken in through a variety of fruits and vegetables, while other rations, especially fish, were supplemented whenever possible. Non-perishable foodstuffs such as salt, onions, and thyme enhanced the soldier’s bounty, while any meat that was ordained edible could be cooked on the iron spits of a portable grill, which the hoplite himself carried (Sekunda, 2).

When Spartans' black broth certainly doesn't look very vegetarian.


The opposite end of the spectrum, which manifested itself in the Spartan society, did not allow for as much variety. The soldiers diet relied perhaps solely on a single concoction known as “black broth”; a conglomeration which included nothing more than pork, blood and vinegar. The prominent historical figure of Plutarch commented on this specific nutrient supplier in his Ancient Customs of the Spartans, stating that the older men ate the black broth with approval and, “…did not require a bit of meat, but gave up all of it to the young men.” This although never implied that the mixture, which allowed the Spartan soldier to continue in the creation of his incredible legacy, was enjoyable to eat. Plutarch brought this assertion to light in the same work by noting a visitor, who upon entering the Spartan mess, openly stated that he was no longer surprised as to why these soldiers were not afraid to face death.

So to call them vegetarians is a bit of excess imo.

Linebacker
08-26-2015, 05:57 PM
I don't get Revealman.Just a few threads back he was talking about how agriculture was the root of evil,and how hunter gatherers were better people http://www.theapricity.com/forum/showthread.php?181764-agricultural-societies-the-root-of-all-evil

And now he still blabbers about veganism.I think the guy is bi-polar.

Cody Gearhart
08-26-2015, 05:57 PM
The viking diet sounds really good.

revealman
08-26-2015, 06:14 PM
I don't get Revealman.Just a few threads back he was talking about how agriculture was the root of evil,and how hunter gatherers were better people http://www.theapricity.com/forum/showthread.php?181764-agricultural-societies-the-root-of-all-evil

And now he still blabbers about veganism.I think the guy is bi-polar.
i still think agriculture is evil

for a man to be vegan its not necessary to eat grains!

you seem to forget what i said about anatomy of humans in the health section, i said humans are frugivores, not cranivors, not omnivores and not grainivores.. we eat everything because of opportunisitc omnivory, not anatomical!

revealman
08-27-2015, 05:58 PM
meat is only good in small amount once a week on sunday with the family..

too much animal foods cause inflammation, kidney stones, uric acid, high cholesterol, clogged arteries, mucus, gout, arthritis, purines, cancer, intestinal damage(i know at least 20 people with removed small intestine who are passionate meat eaters) and many more diseases.. high protein consumption is detrimental to health in the long run(damages liver and kidneys)..

http://www.arthritis.org/about-arthritis/types/gout/articles/purine-foods-gout-attack.php

for all who think meat is healthy and humans are omnivores.. we have 98% same dna as chimps and chimps are proved to die from high cholesterol(same as humans) when fed meat in captivity..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqf_SIQ3JAk

revealman
08-27-2015, 05:59 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDiUHiLGjM4

abcd123
08-29-2015, 01:23 PM
How does one find out his build?Are there any measurements that need to be taken?