Towering at 6 feet 8 inches and weighing 250 pounds, the 31-year-old Lebron James is widely considered the ideal combination of size, strength, speed in a basketball player, and ranks among the NBA leaders in minutes played and rarely suffers a significant injury. He is one of the most impressive specimens in the sports industry. The crowd cannot deny it, James is truly a healthy human being.
Although James is not a Muslim, he made a shocking news recently when he confessed that he owes some of the good health to eliminating pork from his diet, a practice he started seven years ago.
James claimed that eliminating pork from his diet has helped with his current health and NBA performance. James has decided to change his diet to improve health, fitness and overall performance. James also adds that he noticed a significant change in his body when he started to eliminate pork from his diet. “Oh, you can tell the difference,” James told cleveland.com.
“It’s in how I recover, the energy I have. It has helped a lot with my performance. Overall, I’ve just been feeling good.”
It’s been several years since James has had pork and his 13-year career is still in its prime.
“It has worked for me,” James said to Cleveland.com. “It has been one of the best things I’ve decided to do for my career,” James said in a statement, via the Starpulse.
The four-time NBA Most Valuable Player won’t even eat pepperoni pizza. He also gave up eating red meat for about three years, but his nutritionist made some advice to him that he must add some iron in his diet. Today, his food intake consists of mostly chicken, fish, pasta, and some low-carb foods to drop weight quickly.
James and the Cavaliers are currently playing the Cav-Raptors series, where the Cavs already claimed the “first kill” in the first game of the series. While James’ Cavs is playing a great game in the Eastern Division, he missed out being named the league’s Most Valuable Player this season.
However, James said that being MVP doesn’t always mean that you’re the “best player of the year.”
“I think sometimes the word ‘valuable’ or best player of the year, you can have different results,” James said when asked Wednesday about Curry’s MVP award. “You know, that’s not taking anything from anyone that’s ever won the award,” James added via the Starpulse.
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