Erling Haaland: What does he eat? Diet and daily routine
Haaland discusses the diet he follows to stay on top of his game.
Manchester City striker Erling Haaland is currently operating on another level. The Norway international has become one of the best players in the world in a short period of time and has spoken about his life behind the scenes.
In the documentary called ‘Haaland — The Big Decision’, Haaland discusses his diet, one that includes eating cow hearts and cow livers. The City striker, who has 33 Premier League goals this season, also talks about his water filtration system and stressed the importance of sunlight.
“I care about taking care of my body. I think eating quality food that is as local as possible is the most important thing. People say meat is bad, but... which meat? Which one? The meat you buy at McDonald’s? Or the local cow that eats grass right there? I eat the heart and liver,” Haaland said.
“It’s an old-school diet where our grandparents and parents gave us liver and heart as a child to prevent us from being anaemic, because these are foods that are high in iron and it’s one of the main deficiencies in society today,” says Andrea Buceta, a sports nutritionist.
Haaland eats 6,000 calories per day
The 22-year-old eats around 6,000 calories a day to keep his body in top condition, and for many specialists this is a lot, but for the Norwegian’s height and weight, it is enough.
Haaland goes on to explain that he tries to sunbathe in the morning.
“The first thing I do in the morning is get some sunlight in my eyes; it’s good for the circadian rhythm. I also started filtering my water a little bit. I think it can have great benefits for my body,” he adds.