Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo continues to perform at the best level despite reaching the age of 36, thanks to an exceptional physique rarely enjoyed by a player of his age. Throughout his long career with clubs and the national team, Ronaldo did not miss due to injury except rare times, so what is the secret in that?
In a report on the scorer ‘s historic Champions League, says “Mejor Salod Kun” (magazine Mejorconsalud ) Spanish Ronaldo suffered in the fact of some injuries during his career, but unlike most of the players do not miss the green squares only for short periods, and recover quickly thanks to the habits health, which he has adhered to for many years.
According to the magazine, the pivotal factor behind the Juventus star’s continued appearance at the best levels, and his rapid recovery from injuries, is his discipline off the field and his healthy eating habits.
During the current season, he was able to prove again that he is still at his best, as he was the top scorer in the league with 29 goals, 5 goals ahead of his closest pursuer, the Belgian Romelu Lukaku, the Inter Milan striker.
Ronaldo’s breakfast includes fruits and juices, as well as avocado toast. Proteins are a necessary component of the first meal through cheese, eggs and meat.
The second meal, a complement to breakfast, consists again of fruits and vegetables, and the inevitable toast.
As for lunch, it usually contains fish and chicken, but it may change according to the player’s obligations, such as training sessions or matches. At this point, you may prefer eating whole-wheat cereal or pasta.
For an evening snack, Ronaldo prefers several fruits, including kiwis, tangerines and strawberries.
For dinner, Ronaldo eats fish with legumes and vegetables. The average interval between meals is 4 hours, which helps to maintain the body mass index in accordance with the ideal values for a professional athlete.
Ronaldo is keen to avoid unhealthy foods such as sugary and carbonated drinks, liquor, frozen meals, sauces and industrial pastries.
Supplementary physical program
After knowing the diet followed by the Portuguese star, it is necessary to highlight the complementary physical program that enhances this equation. In this regard, Ronaldo confirms that he cares a lot about rest time, as he commits to sleeping 8 hours continuously in order to restore activity and energy optimally.
There are also other factors that constitute Ronaldo’s secrets to avoid injuries, including the practice of Pilates exercises at the level of the central area of the body in order to strengthen it.
He also goes swimming twice a week, to avoid muscle pain, increase flexibility and boost endurance. And everywhere Ronaldo goes, he has a cryotherapy room to relieve muscle pain, swelling and sprains.