Unusual dishes and cooking secrets that would help to be the kung fu master, does not exist. However, when you train intensively, your body and brain should have enough nutrients and energy, so still the diet during classes can be called special.
Many Chinese principles of food combinations is widely spread around the world and entered the local menu, especially in those countries where many adherents of a healthy lifestyle.
In General, there are no strict rules in the Chinese philosophy of nutrition. The main thing is to understand what products lead to health and longevity, and which — to diseases, take into account the season of the year and be able to listen to your body. The beneficial properties of the products and their combinations are often used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for treatment and prevention, as well as for the effective use of the body’s resources during grueling training and recovery.
Prayer before meals
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7 rules of diet for kung fu practitioners
- The largest share of the diet consists of vegetables: cabbage, radish, celery, potatoes and rice.
- Fresh fruits that help digestion and give energy: bananas, plums, apples, grape.
- As a source of protein, different beans, tofu, soy products are preferred.
- You can eat fish, shrimp as an additional source of protein and trace elements.
- Preferred drinks: decoctions and infusions of herbs, toning and strengthening the immune system. For example, schisandra, Siberian, ginseng. Chinese tea occupies a special place.
- During training, you need to drink a lot of water: hot or warm. Drinking ice or just cold water is not recommended, especially on hot days in summer.
- Smoking, wine, sweets should be are excluded.
What we eat at Yanchen’s kung fu school
School meals are three balanced meals a day on a schedule. Healthy carbohydrates, giving energy for training, make up about 85% of the total diet. When doing kung fu, the muscles work intensively and require protein to recover, so the cooks make sure that there is enough of it in the food. Poultry, fish, eggs, tofu and beans are the usual sources of protein in our diet.
Fresh seasonal fruits, herbal infusions, Chinese teas are on the menu every day. We also recommend drinking plenty of fresh clean water to maintain the body’s water-salt balance.
In General, our menu looks like this: Breakfast: egg, soup or porridge of rice or corn, cooked vegetables Lunch: noodles or rice in different types, with cooked vegetables Dinner: soup, cooked vegetables
For each meal – traditional rice steamed buns, steamed. Products are bought in local markets from farmers. We are confident that the products are organic, without the addition of hormones and preservatives.