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September Health Tips: Classic Gracie Diet Acai

September Health Tips: Classic Gracie Diet Acai

Change Your Concepts and Try the Classic Gracie Diet Acai

 Original article courtesy of GracieMag

The acai, fruit that is found in large quantity in Pará, north of Brazil, is already known worldwide for its energizing properties. It is a traditional meal for Jiu-Jitsu athletes and other sportsmen. In a bowl, juice, ice cream or jellies are some of the ways people consume this fruit nowadays. But the question that GRACIEMAG brings you today is: How do you prepare your acai at home?

The form most commonly found in restaurants, markets and juice stores in Brazil and here in the U.S. is a combination of acai pulp mixed sometimes with some other fruit (bananas, strawberries, etc.) and guarana syrup, which is made from a Brazilian berry found in the amazon, or honey. Now, how about trying the classic Gracie Diet Acai and, once and for all, review your concepts about this fruit’s flavor?

Following the diet compiled by Carlos Gracie, the guarana syrup does not enter the recipe, since it’s something processed and rich in sugars. Instead, just use dates. And to give a little more flavor to the acai bowl, how about a few apples? Check out the recipe below:


2 sweet apples

12 dates

250ml pure Acai (unsweetened)


Pass the apples in the juicer to separate the juice. Instead of water, mix apple juice with the acai pulp, already crushed. Then add the dates, already pitted, and beat everything in a blender.

Now just enjoy your Gracie Diet Acai and good training!

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August Health Tips: Start Living Better Today

August Health Tips: Start Living Better Today

10 Tips For You to Start Living Better Today.

Based on the teachings of Grandmaster Carlos Gracie. Original article courtesy of GracieMag


Tip 1: Do not leave soft drinks in the fridge or candy in the cupboard. Break the temptation at the root.

Tip 2: Do not sleep in rooms without air circulation and renewal.

Tip 3: Sleep in loose, comfortable clothing.

Tip 4: When you awake, stretch well before getting up, and always think positive before getting out of bed.

Tip 5: Walk barefoot more to exchange energy with the ground. When you need to wear shoes, avoid rubberized shoes with soles that do not cause isolation of your body to the ground.

Tip 6: Always look for the food of the season and the area where you are.

Tip 7: Before you act, think.

Tip 8: Do not eat more than you need.

Tip 9: Eat more honey, açaí, avocados and nuts. Foods with plenty of calories are sometimes necessary — don’t shun them!

Tip 10: Shun white food. Usually white foods, such as bread, rice and potatoes, have lots of sugar — which is energy that is burned quickly and soon makes you hungry again.

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