The Food of Thailand has Distinct Properties Which Make It Ideal For Creating Superhuman Muay Thai Fighters
Often when we think of the tremendous skill of Muay Thai fighters from Thailand, we think of the intense training regimen that each of them go through from an early age. It’s no doubt, that the running, padwork, sparring daily will make men out of boys. But what about the diet of a native Muay Thai fighter?
Thailand, the Land of Smiles, Muay Thai, and Healthy Ingredients
Thailand is a tropical region whose #1 export and industry is food and agriculture. If you visited the country, there’s no surprise: there’s literally edible vegetables and fruit growing on almost every square mile (outside of Bangkok). It’s no wonder that buying fresh natural produce (non-GMO obviously – on a legal level, it’s still illegal to farm GMO’s in the country) is dirt cheap when compared to America. For comparison, 2 lbs of locally grown cucumbers will run you about 15 bhat – 50 cents. A ‘value – meal’ from McDonalds runs about the same price as over in the States, $7-8 bucks.
As most Muay Thai fighters over there come from poor families, they have no choice but to eat the abundant and wholesome food, so readily available. Eating natural, wholesome foods means Muay Thai fighters keep their body in peak condition while not having to take in unnecessary calories.
Your Solution: While it’ll never be as cheap here, you can get loads of fresh organic non-GMO vegetables and organic meats at warehouse department stores such as Costco and Sam’s Club.
If it ain’t insanely spicy, it ain’t Thai food!
Capsicum is the natural chemical found in hot peppers which give it it’s unique sensation to the tongue. What’s not often known
about this chemical is that it is thermogenic and fat-burning when consumed in humans. Thai Chili Peppers are some of the hottest peppers in the world, that has an unmatched spice level and ‘kicks’ like Muay Thai. Thai people and Muay Thai fighters eat a TON of this stuff just from their natural diet.
Your Solution: You can start adding Cayenne Pepper to your meals to rev your fat loss. If you can tolerate or even love spicy food this should be easy. If you want to take it up to the next level, you can find Thai Chili Peppers and Habaneros at your local Asian or Mexican Grocery Store.
Grass-Fed Beef, Free-Range Chickens, Pastured Pork – Quality Protein at Affordable Costs
Because of the flourishing agriculture in Thailand, most of the beef, pork, and chicken you’ll find is grown on local farms which don’t utilize CAFO’s. I’m sure you’ve heard by now the travesty that is the American Food System and the disgusting problem with how farm animals are raised in the US. Because the animal meat that goes into Thai food is raised in a humane environment, eating foods natural to them they aren’t filled with the hormones and antibiotics so prevalent in our food systems in the US.
Your Solution: Again, large warehouse stores such as Costco and Sam’s Club have started offering these meats in bulk at a much reduced price compared to grocery stores. While not as cheap as Thailand, at least you don’t have to travel to a third world country to eat like a real Muay Thai Fighter!
Thai food gets it’s unique flavors and tastes from herbs, spices, and wholesome ingredients – not loads of Fat and Carbs
Let me tell you – Cooking Authentic Thai Food is a complex art unto it’s own! Most Thai cuisine you’ll find, especially outside of Central Thailand (which is the most modernized and Western type city in the country) is prepared specifically using old-world techniques, herbs, spices, and ingredients. What you won’t find a lot of is food drenched in oil, fat, and batter like you will in the States. Our American cuisine is easy to make in comparison but devastating on the belly line.
Your Solution: Start cooking your own food instead of eating food processed through a machine. It’s a lot simpler than you think. A good resource for getting started on cooking and simplifying the process of cooking mastery is Tim Ferris’s book, ‘The Four-Hour Chef’.
As you can see, Muay Thai fighters and the people of Thailand are blessed with a land which provides an abundance of wholesome natural foods. It’s no wonder that these fighters here stay so lean and strong and can weather years of intense training. Thai food is loaded with micronutrients, super spicy, super cheap for wholesome ingredients, and doesn’t contain unhealthy additives like in the States! These sort of foods come at a premium over here but above I’ve provided some solutions of how you can get benefits from eating like a Thai!