Robin Van Persie and Kolo Toure have both cut meat out of their diet because they believe eating it causes muscle injuries. The Sun reports that both Arsenal players have significantly reduced their meat intake and think it has prevented them from picking up injuries.
Van Persie revealed: “Someone told me too much meat has a negative influence on muscles. I was a big meat eater and had steak three times a week. Now I only eat meat once in the week and never a day before the match.
“I spoke about it with Kolo as he also had meat every day. He stopped immediately and since then he hasn’t had any muscle problems.”
OK, first things first. You don’t give quotes from anonymous sources to The Sun, that is their job! So who is the mysterious steak hater?
And rather than direct you to some Wikipedia dietery page, we will leave you with this quote from The Sun’s resident doctor, Carol Cooper, who said: “Meat have a negative influence on the muscles? What a load of rubbish! Elite sportsmen need meat. They need protein for muscle strength.”