Winfield: Jeff Green’s dunking prowess … and the diet that powers him
It’s one of the biggest surprises of a surprising season: how 34-year-old Jeff Green looks 10 years younger, especially when he’s down the track with the ball in his hands. hands, his eyes on the rim. KA-BOOM!
Without a doubt, there are many reasons why Green turned the Fountain of Youth into the Statue of Liberty. There are always genes, conditioning and the confidence of his coaches. Let’s not forget that Green was on the sidelines last season until Mike D’Antoni picked him up in the “bubble”.
But as Kristian Winfield notes, there is also a diet that Green is very aware of the value of.
“When I was young I was able to play through a lot of my eating habits, when it comes to fast food,” Green told the Daily News. “(My diet) has definitely changed because I’m not that young anymore and I’m able to play the field eating fried chicken every day.
Most players understand this, but Green who wants to play another 10 years in the NBA is totally interested. Nutrition, he notes, gives him energy and energy translates into all of these highlights.
“It really helped me as far as I’m able to do what I’m doing in grade 14. Nutrition definitely gave me energy, ”said Green. “Information on what you need to put in your body, which allows you to go out there and move at a certain pace like you’re young.”
Winfield guides the reader through Green’s day from breakfast to lunch and dinner … and offers useful background information on how different foods contribute to different aspects of a person’s health, courtesy a nutritionist from the Hospital for Special Surgery, the official hospital of the Nets.
Grab a pizza (why not?) As Winfield writes, Green will be participating on the days off “and in Brooklyn, who can blame him?”
“Pizza gives you cheese, and it’s calcium, and it’s good for your bones. There’s tomato sauce, and it’s vitamin C, ”HSS nutritionist Heidi Skolnik told Winfield. “It allows you to repair tissue for all that tissue breakdown that happens when you hammer every day, and for your immune system. And then there’s starch in the bread, and that feeds our muscles. You could do more by putting peppers and onions on this pizza or making it a side salad. “
Winfield, himself a bit of a foodie, even offers some of Mr. and Mrs. Green’s favorite recipes. This is great, don’t expect your max vertical to improve.