Rafael Nadal is the curious food he called “essential” in his diet

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Rafael Nadal and the curious food he defined
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Rafa Nadal prepares to serve in the Roland Garros final against Casper Ruud in Paris. Photo: AFP

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It is clear that high-performance athletes not only perform demanding workouts but also accompany sports practice with a strict diet. In this sense, more and more people are encouraged to talk about how they keep fit and just like Cristiano Ronaldo has told on more than one occasion what he eats, now Rafael Nadal has highlighted a particular food as a key piece in his diet.

Before playing the Roland Garros final, the 36-year-old tennis player highlighted in an interview that there is an “essential” element in his diet: extra virgin olive oil.

“Wherever I am, I always look for olives or extra virgin olive oil. Extra virgin olive oil is an essential food for me. Every morning I make croutons with olive oil for breakfast, and at lunch and dinner I usually eat salad or fish, always with a splash of extra virgin olive oil “told in an interview with the Evooleum Guide, which every year draws up a ranking of the 100 best extra virgin olive oils from around the world.

“It is an immovable part of my diet and my way of eating. Combining a balanced diet with sports makes you a better person, makes you feel better“, He added.

This food has several benefits that help you take care of your health and not only reduces the cardiovascular risk associated with aging, but also fights inflammation and oxidative stress. It also has its essence in the amount of polyphenols it possesses, that is, those substances linked to the positive effects of olive oil, including a greater number of vitamins, such as K and D that protect bones, and minerals than the rest. .of oils

The final of Roland Garros

Nadal is coming out of a very difficult journey on the more complex side of the scoreboard. To reach the final he had to beat Auger-Aliassime 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in the fourth round. Then he had to face Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals and finished with a favorable result of 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 and 7-6 (9/7). In the semifinals he had a tough duel with Alexander Zverev that could not be completed due to a serious injury to the German, who retired from the game when he was 7-6 (10/8) and 6-6.

For his part, Ruud had to beat Hubert Hurkacz in the fourth round 6-2, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. In the quarterfinals he met Holger Rune who beat 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (7/2) and 6-3, in the semifinals he faced the Croatian Marin Cilic, who beat 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 and 6-2.

Even if it comes with some physical discomfort, Rafael Nadal is facing the possibility of extending his record as the most successful tennis player at the Grand Slam level: with his conquest at the Australian Open earlier this year, the man from Manaco has won 21 titles, one more than Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.

You will also be able to extend your record to the French Open. Rafa is master and lord of brick dust at Roland Garros … he has raised the cup 13 times! He was champion in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Source: Clarin

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