The Indian cricket team captain is known both for his cricketing skills as well as his high level of fitness. Virat Kohli who was earlier a die-hard butter chicken fan and indulged in a lot of sugar candies has now turned into a fitness freak. What’s more, he has now become a vegan and has stopped eating even dairy products and eggs.
Of course, his wife Anushka Sharma has been a good influence who herself turned into a vegetarian a couple of years ago and is a known animal rights enthusiast. Earlier Virat used to rely a lot on animal protein for getting that extra energy and muscles.
But he believes that shifting to a vegan diet has helped him a lot in the game. Now, instead of animal protein and his favourite chicken, this Punjabi Munda relies more on vegetables, soya, and protein shakes to stay healthy and energetic.
Small Meals And Green Tea Are Virat’s Diet Musts
Instead of eating 2 to 3 big meals in a day, the batting maestro believes in eating small meals multiple times a day. He loves to gorge on fresh and seasonal fruits. Papaya, watermelon, and dragon fruits are his favourite. He revealed recently on the “Breakfast With Champions” about his obsession to carry his own flavours of nut butter so that he can eat them the way he wants with gluten-free bread.
When Virat is playing big tournaments or Test matches that demand a lot of stamina and energy, he specifically makes sure to drink green tea a lot. According to the cricketing genius, green tea is his obsession which keeps him hydrated all through the day. As a rule, he consumes at least 3 to 4 cups of green tea with a dash of lemon throughout the day.
Apart from that he also keeps himself hydrated by drinking a lot of soups and broths made from fresh veggies like beetroot and spinach. Grilled veggies are also his favourite and he loves to eat them a lot.