Schurter opts for Mediterranean diet, voted world's best diet in 2021
For some time now, Nino Schurter has been sharing pictures on his social networks of the dishes he eats on a daily basis, and the abundance of fruit and vegetables in his meals has led his followers to ask him if he is following a vegetarian diet. The eight-time World Champion has surprised us in his answer by stating that no, he is simply trying to follow a Mediterranean diet.
Nino Schurter embraces the best diet in the world
U.S. News & World Report is one of the most prestigious and respected international health magazines, and for the fourth year in a row the Mediterranean diet tops its ranking of the best diets in the world in 2021. This news comes at the same time that Nino Schurter has declared on his Instagram account that the Mediterranean diet is just what he tries to follow, moving away from all kinds of more extreme diets that attract many followers due to trends.
It should also come as no surprise that an elite athlete chooses a diet rich in fruit, vegetables, fish, white meat, pasta, rice, olive oil, nuts and legumes, as this is generally a varied and healthy combination that most athletes are comfortable with and can get everything they need to recover and continue training at the highest level.
The Mediterranean diet is based on ingredients common to geographical areas with a Mediterranean climate, those closest to the sea of the same name, and the way they are cooked, but beyond food it is also associated with an active lifestyle in which physical exercise plays a leading role.
If we take a look at Nino Schurter's latest food publications, we find just that, fruit and vegetables in abundance, either in salads or combined with legumes, fish in the form of sushi or baked fish, and dairy products such as yoghurt, among others.