By Kelvin Tan, Editor for Men’s Health Singapore
It’s easy to forget how old Cristiano Ronaldo is, especially when you look at him- he does look like a man ten years younger. And that’s no accident- while he certainly does spend hours at the gym it’s clear that he eats wisely.. but it doesn’t mean eating less, but rather more!
The Portuguese footballing superstar shares what has for breakfast, with a selection of ham and cheeses, croissants, toast with avocado, yoghurt and a lot of fruit, and washing it down with freshly squeezed fruit juices and coffee.
According to reports in the Sun, Ronaldo claims one of the secrets to his success was to “eat regularly” and admitted he can “eat up to six small meals a day.”
And what of lunch?
His favourite option is apparently the bacalhau a braz, a plate with cod, onions, potatoes and scrambled eggs.
Chef Lavrador told Le10Sport: “Ronaldo eats all sorts of dishes, as a responsible athlete he is, but the one he likes the most is fish like gilt-head bream, swordfish and sea bass.”
According to the Sun, Ronaldo told FourFourTwo that protein is key to his diet while avoiding the likes of sugary sodas and processed food.
He said: “I avoid things that are bad for me like alcohol, sugary sodas and processed foots.
“I focus on eating simple whole foods, like fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains and lean protein.”
Dinner-time choices-wise, you can also tell from his Instagram page that Ronaldo does like his steaks.
He’ll also tuck into tuna, eggs and potatoes and even a side of fried calamari.
Snack-wise, he has sardines on a slice of bread- a great protein boost.
Image: Cristiano Ronaldo’s Instagram