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Athletes with weird diets are nothing new.Michael Phelps consumed a whopping 12,000 calories a day to keep up with his heavy swimming schedule during the 2008 Olympics. Dallas Mavericks forward Lamar Odom credited having candy for breakfast for his strong performance in the 2009 NBA Finals while with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Go ahead and add Dwyane Wade to that list of unusual eating habits, or more specifically, unusual drinking habits.
Wade doesn’t go with the customary athlete’s fare of Gatorade or Vitamin Water. No, he chooses to down a mix of chlorophyll, beets, and ginger, instead. His personal chef wants to make sure Wade is in tip-top shape.
“I’m giving him a nature-made Red Bull. It’s all about giving him energy and keeping him as healthy as possible.”
Yummy! Nothing says burst of energy like root vegetables and the part of a plant critical to photosynthesis.
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