The former Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo makes his long awaited return to a Manchester United shirt this afternoon, after 12 years away from Old Trafford. The 36 year will hope to line out for the reds against Newcastle United in the 3pm game. But at 36 years of age how is he still going when so many others are/were retired at his age?
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His former chef, Giorgio Barone, has gone into detail about what Ronaldo fuels his body with.
Despite having all the money in the world, Ronaldo chooses not to eat ‘expensive food’.
“There are no expensive foods,” Barone told the Mirror. “But healthy foods. I use organic and natural foods – fish, chicken, veal, eggs, avocado, coconut oil and black rice.
“You have to take care of your body as if taking care of a Ferrari.”
onaldo focuses on lean protein dishes, whole grains and salads, while he tries to avoid sugars, fats and carbohydrates.
The proteins help to build and repair muscle and slow deterioration through age, while also helping to burn calories.
Barone added: “I cook using coconut oil. It is also important to drink plenty of water – but purified. And drink a lot.”
Barone concludes: “Of course, it’s all combined with hard training. But rest is as fundamental as training and nutrition – including in the afternoon. And eating early in the evening, not late.”
Want a physique like Ronaldo? Following his diet plan would be a good start.