Aaron Rodgers Comments on Changes to Diet, Impact on His Health

June 6, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In an effort to maximize the duration of his playing career, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has made a concerted effort to eat healthier.
Rodgers, who underwent minor knee surgery in January, said last week he had shifted to a vegan-focused diet, per ESPN.com's Rob Demovsky.
"I just wanted to get healthier," Rodgers said. "I've done a lot of research and talked with Adam Korzun, our [team] nutritionist, and some other friends around the league about how I can extend my career and how I can be and feel healthier."
The new diet includes "red meat at times and some chicken" but cuts out dairy products, which means Rodgers can no longer enjoy Wisconsin's notoriously tasty cheese.
The irony was not lost on the Star Tribune's Michael Rand:
Rodgers said he weighs around 218 pounds. He's hoping his diet, including fruits and "mostly vegetables," will help him play longer:
I would like [to] play between 218 and 220. I think that's how I can extend my c...

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