Aug 06

What I Eat Before Sailing

What I Eat Before SailingHi guys, it’s Wade, better known as Water Molecule. Today, I will be discussing something very important to me. As you know, I am a proud athlete. I love to exercise and play different sports while building a camaraderie with teammates. One of my favorite activities is sailing. I love being able to sail by myself, or with friends who I know I can count on when it comes to having some fun. Sometimes, we like to go racing with our boats. Before I go out on the waters, I make sure I have some nourishment; something that will satisfy my hunger before I hit the waters and have fun for a few hours out of my day.

There are many types of foods that you can eat. Some people eat pieces of toast with a glass of orange juice or a mug of coffee or hot chocolate (don’t forget the marshmallows!). Sometimes the venue will be selling some food and sailors do go there for a quick slice of pie or chips. Avoid any surprises by following some steps before spending your dough on cookies or other unhealthy, unsatisfactory treats. First, you need to make a plan.

Plan ahead before eating something. You want to make sure that your body will be filled with enough fuel to get you going for the beginning of the day. You also want to plan food to take with during your sailing and afterwards.

Realize that you are what you eat. You need the right fuel to ready for top shape and performance. Sports dietitians who have worked with sailors will tell you that you need to consider what to eat and drink to stay fueled and hydrated.

Another factor you should consider is eating a large meal in the morning time. Before sailing, eating a large meal three to four hours early will be beneficial for proper digestion, nutrient absorption, and reuptake so food will become a usable fuel for the body. Remember–a larger meal takes longer to digest than a shorter meal!

Experimentation is encouraged for sailors. Figure out when in the early day you should start eating. Also, be aware of the type of food your eat before sailing. Your body has to be comfortable tolerating certain foods. Low fat, low fiber, and high carbohydrates should be packed in the type of food you eat. Some people feel uncomfortable before an event because certain foods can cause digestion issues and even make you feel sick when anxious or nervous.

Figure out the type of food you would like to eat. Personally, I like to eat food I grow naturally using the most advanced fluorescent grow lights. I eat a lot of green veggies with eggs and toast. You can learn how to grow natural foods right at home with LED lamps easily. If you don’t want to grow your own food, eat foods such as sports bars, cereal bars, yogurt, cereal with milk, fruit, smoothies, or pasta (or rice) with meat and vegetables. Whichever you decide, be sure it is right for you. See you in the waters!

May 08

Why Eating Meat Actually Improves your Health

Why Eating Meat Actually Improves your HealthDuring one of my recent trips on my moth, I met up with another fellow moth enthusiast. He was addicted to sailing just like me and confided that if he can, he would take it up even during the weekdays.

While we were talking about sailing and the problems faced in maintaining the moth, he mentioned that he had not been doing much sailing in recent times, due to his failing health. His doctors had told him to cut down the meats and take to vegetables and fruits instead. While the trend towards vegetarian foods is a healthy one, I still prefer my meats, especially the meatballs that my wife makes with her new meat grinder, which is exactly this one.

In recent years, many of the Western diseases have been attributed to eating meat. The truth is man has been consuming meat for many generations, so blaming the new health issues on foods as old as civilization does not ring true.

However, one thing I can relate to is that natural and unprocessed meat is certainly a healthy food. So start going in the forests and hunt for some deer meat. Then come by to me, and I promise you, my wife and her meat grinder (which she found at going to fill up our tummies to the fullest.

Just joking. Other than that, there are more reasons that make meat a healthy food. Here are a few important ones, which I’m sure all meat enthusiasts would be relieved to read.

Evolutionary fact

Ever since humans existed, they have been consuming meat. Our digestive system is structured to digest the nutrients, proteins and fats found in the animal foods. Humans are created to eat both plants and animals. We are omnivores with a shorter digestive system, when compared to the herbivores so we are not in possession of specialized organs that digest cellulose, which is the key fiber ingredient found in plants.

Meat is also one of the vital reasons for humans being able to evolve the skills and intellect they now possess. The facts available right from the time of pre human ancestors indicates that we are structured to consume animal foods and benefit from the nutrients they have.

Nutritious food

Meat in unprocessed form has a highly nutritious content. Raw ground beef contains vitamins B12, B6, B3, Zinc, Selenium, Iron and other minerals and vitamins. Vitamin B12 especially is one vitamin that cannot be assimilated from any plant source. Unprocessed meat is also a healthy source of fats with more Omega -3 content present in them. Meat also contains many other lesser known macro and micronutrients that are essential for the normal functioning of our body.

Less health risk

Meat does not contribute to high-risk diseases including diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The high saturated fat content in meat has been cited as the reason for the high-risk claims. However, studies done on this aspect show that saturated fat does not increase the bad cholesterol levels and is not related to heart disease risk. While processed meat does increase the risk factors, this is not so with case of unprocessed meat. So, if you intend to avoid the risks of such diseased say no to processed meat and take to eating only unprocessed meat.