Date of birth: February 7, 1974 (Age: 43 years)
Height: 6’3” (191 cm)
Weight: 187 pounds (85 kg)
Hair color: Light brown
Eye color: Grey
We decided not to put it off, so this time we’ll tell you about the diet of a basketball player Steve Nash.
We took several notes from Steve’s own ones from Facebook and in the Men’s Journal, where he once led his column on healthy eating and sleeping.
For the most part, Steve Nash’s diet plan is similar to the Paleolithic diet (also known as the Stone Age diet or the cave man’s diet).
The principle of nutrition is just one – everything is natural: no sugar and sweets, if meat, then from animals grown on grass, and not on feed, if the bread, then of cereal, with minimum flour and no genetically modified products.
Nuts make up most of Steve’s snacks. The reason is that non-fried (raw) nuts include vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein and healthy fats. Steve shows his reference to almonds, cashews and pistachios.
In the diet of this great player, foods containing complex carbohydrates are more common than simple ones.
From his point of view, the two most underestimated components of an athlete are proper nutrition and sleep.
Instead of 3 large solid meals the sportsman chooses 6 smaller (breakfast, lunch, dinner and 3 snacks between them).
You need to think about your nutrition in the long run. For example, if tomorrow you have a game, then to start eating right the day before the game is unlikely to help. The physical condition of the body and the level of energy depend on the quality of nutrition in the previous 3-7 days.
As for green tea, everything is simple here. Just like in coffee and energy drinks, green tea contains caffeine, but unlike coffee – the so-called useful caffeine (which, for example, raises body temperature, increases heart rate and blood sugar level). In turn, green tea, in addition to the awakening properties, contributes to the fight against high cholesterol, reduces the likelihood of cancer and heart disease.
So, we go further.
Steve Nash’s diet almost completely excludes sugar. According to the research of American scientists, the average US citizen consumes 92 grams of sugar per day, while the human body needs only 8 grams (obtained from fruits, vegetables and grains). Refined sugar weakens the immune system. For example, one teaspoon of granulated sugar suppresses white blood cells for 6 hours.
About sleep Nash advises to lead a sleep journal, because our dream has cumulative character. For example, if a person needs 8 hours of sleep in order to feel well, but sleeps only 6, then the next day it will most likely take 10 hours for complete recovery and so on. A sleepy diary will help to track this.