Ever Wondered What Elite Basketball Players Eat? Kobe Bryant Shares His Secret Related to His Longevity and Nutrition
By Trevor Long and Dr. Cate Shanahan
“The advancements in sports science and medicine, particularly understanding the nature of eating and avoiding certain foods, have aided Bryant in changing his diet. Whereas some athletes might go through their usual offseason routine even as they age, Vitti said the 16-year veteran changed his habits beforehand.
“Kobe never got to that point where he came in behind and had to figure it out,” Vitti said. “He saw the future before the future came and he’s already made the adjustment.”
Part of that changed diet and those healthy eating tips come from Dr. Cate Shanahan, a team consultant who has her own practice in Napa Valley. Pasture-fed foods – pasture-grazed beef from a pasture-fed cow, eggs from a free-range chicken (not a cage chicken) – are just some of the main staples of Bryant’s diet. Sugars, specifically anything with corn syrup, should be avoided, and the intake of carbohydrates has been scaled down, consumed in moderation. Article on Fit For Life by Trevor Long and Post by Dr. Cate Shanahan