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Here's what a champion eats: the secret diet of Cristiano Ronaldo – Italian Cuisine

Here's what a champion eats: the secret diet of Cristiano Ronaldo

The Juventus striker consumes up to six meals a day: in his diet there is never a shortage of fish and chicken, his "magical food"

The career of a professional footballer usually ends around the age of 35. Yet at 34, Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus striker, is still in perfect shape and sports a 20-year-old body. Merit of a healthy lifestyle, made not only of regular exercise and an adequate number of hours of sleep, but also of a very controlled diet.

The sample consumes up to six meals a day. There are never two foods in his diet: fish, which he also takes several times a day (swordfish, tuna and cod are his favorites), and chicken, which Cristiano Ronaldo considers his "magical food”, For its high protein intake and, at the same time, a low fat content.

The menu

Here's what the former Manchester United star eats on an ordinary day. For breakfast he chooses ham, cheese and low-fat yogurt. A few hours later, it's time for the first god two lunches, which can be chicken and salad. The second, however, of fish (such as tuna), salad, eggs and olives. When giving himself a snack, Ronaldo focuses on fresh fruit and avocado toast. Me tooat dinner it is often double: if you consume fish (maybe swordfish) and salad in the first, choose steak and squid for the second.

The champion also really likes a typical Lisbon specialty, the bacalao a la brasa, a dish prepared with braised cod, onions, thinly sliced ​​potatoes and scrambled eggs. Always, Ronaldo he is abstainer: surely it is a choice that helps him to keep fit, but perhaps it is also the consequence of his father's early death, due to alcoholism, a tragedy that marked him.

Sleep is also very important in the Juventus ace routine: Ronaldo makes sure to sleep eight hours per night, in addition to five naps that crushes every day. "Sleeping properly is really important to get the most out of your training," he explains. «I go to bed early and get up early, especially before the games. Sleep helps the muscles to regenerate, which is very important. "

Cannabis, food limits have been set – Italian Cuisine

Cannabis, food limits have been set

The maximum amount of Thc for cannabis sativa seeds, flour obtained from seeds and supplements containing derived food is 2 milligrams per kilo, while for oil obtained from seeds it is 5

Table cannabis: the maximum limits of tetrahydrocannabinol (Thc) that can be contained in food have been set. The decree was published in the Official Gazette: the Ministry of Health establishes that the maximum amount of Thc for cannabis sativa seeds, flour obtained from seeds and supplements containing derived food is 2 milligrams per kilo, while for oil obtained from seeds it is of 5 milligrams per kilo. The decree, as Coldiretti explains, "finally gives answers to the hundreds of farms that have invested in the cultivation of this type of plant".

Cultivation and use in Italy

In fact, there are more and more farms that bet on this plant and the cultivated land in Italy, in five years they have increased tenfold, going from 400 hectares in 2013 to almost 4 thousand in 2018: in recent years the production of food with THC has also increased exponentially, such as biscuits, taralli, bread, flour, oil, but also cottage cheese, tofu and a drink vegan. Cannabis also produces oils used in cosmetics, resins and natural fabrics, as well as eco bricks and pellets that ensure clean combustion.

The cultivation of hemp extends throughout the peninsula, and in reality it is not a novelty for our country: up to the 1940s, in fact, with almost 100 thousand hectares of cultivated land, Italy was the second largest producer in the worldafter the Soviet Union. The decline, as Coldiretti explained, was due to the industrialization and diffusion of synthetic fibers on the market, as well as the international campaign against drugs.

There is still a law that also regulates the sector that involves the marketing of cannabis sativa derivatives, after the restrictive sentence of the end of May, issued by the United Sections of the Cassation. "For the cultivation and sale of plants, flowers and seeds with a low content of psychotropic principle, an estimated potential turnover is estimated in over 40 million euros , concludes Coldiretti, "with a significant employment impact due to the involvement of hundreds of farms".

Combo, a shared hospitality project – Italian Cuisine

Combo, a shared hospitality project

The hostel that reinvents the concept of hospitality will open in a few days: dedicated to all globetrotters, to those looking for a space to think, to create, to take a break, to listen to music. Also to eat

216 beds, 61 rooms, 7600 m2 of internal surface, 1000 of external surface, a former fire station (abandoned for more than twenty years and then occupied), now transformed into a modern and super hi-tech hostel , a space that reinvents the concept of hospitality.
We are talking about Combo, the new project of the Turin businessman Michele Denegri, born from his vision. Before Turin, Venice and Milan opened, in order, but in the near future there will be other openings (for the moment only in Italy): Bologna, Rome, Verona, then Palermo and Naples.

How the hostel works

The complex, which dates back to 1883, abandoned for more than 20 years, has been redesigned thanks to the work of architect Ole Sondresen and interior designer Helga Faletti with an accurate and conscious recovery intervention.

The reception rooms are located on the first and second floors of the Corso Regina Margherita building and can be private or shared, from 2 to 7 beds, mixed and female. Not only bedrooms, but also suites and 1 16-bed loft. A bed costs an average of € 25, depending on the time of year. Every two people has a bathroom, each bed has its own space for storing clothes and personal items, bedrooms and shared spaces, but privacy is guaranteed for everyone. From the website it is possible to book rooms and additional services.
Breakfast is not included, buffet formula € 8 (if purchased on the site € 6) and a small breakfast proposal for € 3 with juice, coffee and croissants.

Among the shared spaces there is a kitchen that is always open and available to hostels, where you can prepare meals from breakfast to lunch, a snack or a dinner, if you do not want to use the Combo restaurant and cafeteria service. Who lives in the hostel has a 10% discount on administration services, on all drinks.
The heart of the structure is the large room on the ground floor, 2500 square meters between inside and outside, a restaurant, a cafeteria, a little lounge, a little coworking, open to everyone from 7 in the morning until late in the evening, to work, but also to feel at home, to have a chat, to read and study.

It seems to be in a hotel, but it is a hostel with all the comforts: in addition to the shared kitchen also a laundry room with dryers, a place to iron the linen. On each floor there are common services with showers and steam showers.
Accommodation type, the Double room, perfect solution for a family of 4, cost of the tatami room double 80 + € 60 for the additional room (communicating), a private lounge, comfortable and spacious at the cost of a hotel room.

Who is Combo for?

The hostel caters to everyone, without distinction: from students to sportsmen in the city for gatherings; but also for couples who want a central, yet quiet accommodation, for team building companies, for school tourism, for people from Turin, not only travelers.
Combo is art and music, with many dedicated projects, including exhibitions and resident artists who will arrive to operate within the hostel, and an important partnership with Artissima. In short, many initiatives.

Combo is not just a new hostel, it was not born with the intention of redeveloping an area of ​​the city that at times seems to be a bit complicated to manage, but wants to be a real community that exchanges ideas, cultures, recipes, foods , who wants to bring people from all over the world together, who do not close their doors, but open them to the neighborhood, to its inhabitants, to the city, to tourists. A place of inclusion in the place that has made inclusion its philosophy, a place of shelter where there is the largest open-air market in Europe, which mixes cultures, foods and languages, one place for many voices.
Official opening on Monday 20th January. Stay tuned for many nice news coming soon.
Corso Regina Margherita 126-128

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