Former world no.1, Andy Murray explained how an anti-inflammatory diet has helped him to recover successfully from the career-threatening hip resurfacing surgery.
Andy Murray had undergone resurfacing hip surgery after the 2019 Australian Open as the Brit had been in pain every day, even struggling to put on his socks and walk the dogs. Murray looked to be bidding farewell to tennis but he somehow managed to come back on court playing doubles. He revealed that diet played an important role in his recovery.
Andy Murray divulged that he has been focusing on his diet in recent times. He said, “Diet is a really important part of any athletes regime and something I have been focusing on a lot in the past couple of years.”
He further revealed that his dietary regime has changed a lot while he was recovering from hip surgery. Earlier, Andy Murray was famous for his preposterous diet while training. He sometimes ate 50 pieces of Sushi in one go. However, the 32-year-old revealed that an anti-inflammatory diet helped him to recover from hip surgery.
“My diet actually changed quite a bit whilst I was in recovery from the hip operation as I focused on foods that reduced inflammation,” he explained.
However, Andy Murray suggested that he treats himself from time to time. The 3-time grand slam champion also revealed his liking for chocolate biscuits.
He further added, “Having said that I do like to have treats from time to time and am quite partial to a chocolate biscuit.”
Murray also explained that everyone should eat everything in moderation, in order to have a sensible diet. “My focus is obviously different to what most normal people would eat but I think the ‘everything in moderation’ way of thinking is a sensible approach to diet – the same goes for children.”
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