Messi's diet explained by his doctor Giuliano Poser
Doctor Giuliano Poser has been key in Messi's good performance in the last years. After some months in which Barça player suffered a lot of injuries, Poser advice on the diet helped Messi show his best version and not get injured again. In an interview at the newspaper Mundo Deportivo, Poser explained some of the secrets of this diet and his link with the Argentine player.
5 basic foods
Messi's diet has 5 basic foods: "Water, olive oil, whole cereals, organic fruit and vegetables. They're like super gasoline. Also nuts and seeds are good."
What to avoid
"Sugar. It is the worst thing for muscles. The further from sugar, the better. The refined flours are also a big problem, mainly because today it is very difficult to find a healthy grain of wheat."
"Not many meat is needed. A lot less than you Argentines and Uruguayans usually eat, because it is difficult food to digest for the body."
"It's called applied kinesiology and involves a study of muscle strength in athletes to determine the best treatment for each person, always linked to good nutrition."
"If the patient feels pain in a particular place of his or her body, medicine for this pain should not be given. First you need to find out why he or she has pain there. Having positive energy also has much to do."
"Everyone saw how Messi was before the diet and who he is now. Since he came to me, no one can doubt about my method. You can see it every week."
"The Messi effect convulsed my life, especially in the first three months, because the phone kept ringing and reporters appeared from all corners of the world."