Foods with super supplement effects
This page is about foods with super powers! Eat them if you want super powers too!
- How does Cinnamon do this?
- It teaches your body's cells to respond more favorably to insulin.
- It has a re-partitioning effect that allows your cells to manage glucose favorably so that you build muscle and burn fat.
- Basically it's a performance/physique enhancing drug masquerading around as a spice.
- I take about 3-6 TBSP of cinnamon a day.
- In the morning I use cinnamon in my breakfast protein shake.
- In the evening I mix it in cottage cheese with a bit of water for my sleep meal.
- I buy it in bulk from bulkfoods.com. I keep it in an empty protein powder container.
- And I take it like I would any other supplement if I'm not putting it in my foods.
Too much cinnamon:
One day I went overboard with cinnamon: I had three protein shakes and put in 1/2 cup of cinnamon in each. If that wasn't enough, I put in 1/2 cup with my sleep meal too. So that's 2 cups of cinnamon in one day. After I finished that last cinnamon heavy dish, I felt like I had hit a tipping point. I felt like I had the flu. It was the "cinnamon flu"! It sucked, I felt really sick and felt pain throughout my body haha. That was way too much cinnamon.
Onions are another re-partitioning food. I've noticed that when I'm eating onions regularly, my muscles are fuller more often, likely because of enhanced glucose metabolism. Onions also have an uncanny ability to ward off infections and illness. They're also one of the very best foods for your digestive system.
I have onion breath pretty much all the time, because I eat at least one medium sized onion every day and have been doing this for years now. I don't cook my onions, I just eat them raw with other meal foods, and I favor purple onions or any onion that has a fiery bite: the more painful it is to eat, the more potent. I grow small onions in my garden too, and they are strong and sweet!
Too many onions:
I have another story about what happens when you get too much of a good thing. I've experienced several episodes of what I call "onion gum rot" ... I've had this about three times, each time during periods when I overstocked my pantry with onions and I was eating extra onions to keep them from rotting and going to waste (like, 3 strong onions each day). After a few days of over-onioning, my gums would feel like they had cuts all in them, and they would be extremely sensitive to food (especially onions haha!) If you get onion gum rot, it lasts for about two days after you stop eating onions. Don't panic if you experience it, and don't stop eating onions: just stop eating so many onions haha!
I eat a lot of cabbage. Several times each week I lightly steam cabbage or just crunch on it raw with other meal foods as I do onions. Why cabbage? Because you can eat loads of it while keeping calories lower. You will feel full while getting razor lean. So for people trying to fight hunger when they cut calories, cabbage is a brilliant choice, one of the very best. Substitute the common starchy carbs in your meals (pasta/breads/potatoes/rice/oats/etc) with cabbage instead. I'm a fan of both green and purple cabbages, you can't go wrong.
Tricks for eating raw cabbage
OPEN WIDE AND EAT THE WORMS OF THE ENEMY.
Too much cabbage:
Too much cabbage will give you some of the worst gas of your life, which can keep you awake all night long if you eat too much at dinner. Just keep that in mind if you begin eating raw cabbage for dinner regularly. Also, even though cabbage will help you get lean and stay lean in the long run, it can cause you to temporarily feel and look bloated, which you can mistake for feeling and looking fat. These negative effects are caused by an indigestible sugar (raffinose) present in cruciferous vegetables like cabbage. To minimize these negative effects, eat less to start with and/or try taking an enzyme supplement like Beano before you eat your cabbage (Beano helps break down the raffinose.)
Cottage cheese is one of the most anabolic foods I've ever discovered. Whenever I start eating it again after a break, or eat more of it, I get bigger and stronger. I think in athletic circles, cottage cheese is considered a dessert food, but I think it's appropriate anytime of day. It's a great way to supplement the protein content of any meal, simply spoon out 1 or 2 servings into a small bowl and eat. It's also fantastic for protein shakes, it makes them thicker and richer. I prefer to buy No Fat or Low Fat, Small curd variety. If possible, lower sodium and as few ingredients as possible.
The supplement plan:
Cinnamon (1 TBSP, three times per day): For making you alien lean.
Onions (1 medium onion per day): For chronic muscle fullness and 100% immunity to all illness.
Cabbage (3 meals per week): For increasing leanness by slashing calories and slaying hunger.
Cottage cheese (2 serving per day): For magical muscle growth and strength gains.