Ever since his 6’4 frame landed on English shores, Erling Haaland has been a topic of constant fascination.
Of course, it’s impossible not to be captivated by the blonde behemoth who has been slapping in goals for fun, but this is far from the only reason.
The 22-year-old has always been somewhat of a quirky character, and we mean that in the best way possible.
From the bizarre manner in which he motors around the pitch to his blunt responses during interviews, Haaland has been a hoot to spectate from afar.
In recent weeks, another one of his peculiar habits has unravelled itself and we have to say, it is perfectly on brand for the Norwegian.
As captured in a series of images, Haaland seems quite the healthy snacker, with his preferred food being the modest carrot.
The Manchester City striker has been spotted munching on the vegetable on numerous occasions, usually while driving away in his car.
He doesn’t even bother to set it aside while signing autographs for fans, we’ll pin this down to his multi-tasking abilities, or maybe he’s simply too fond of the vegetable.
Having a knack for carrots fits right in place for the unassuming Norwegian who often spends his leisure time working on a farm.
But the reason behind his carrot obsession most likely relates to the vegetable’s rich nutritional value.
Loaded with Vitamin A, Carrots are the go-to food for keeping your eyes healthy while also lowering cancer risk.
The antioxidants present in the vegetable do all sorts of good for the heart, including keeping the blood pressure in check.
While these are novel attributes, the primary reason why athletes such as Haaland consume Carrots is likely the rich amount of Vitamin E present in them.
Vitamin E helps with the efficient use of Oxygen, which ultimately increases Stamina and Endurance.
Haaland’s almost ritualistic carrot consumption gives us further insight into his dietary commitments, the Norwegian strives to be the best and his eating habits are firmly in line with his ambition.
Fans previously learned about his dietary regimen through a clip from the documentary ‘Haaland: The Big Decision’.
In it, the striker presents two overlooked cuts of meat: Cow heart and liver, and goes on to say –
I am concerned with taking care of my body, and I think eating quality food that is as local as possible is the most important’.
‘A lot of things influence health – for example, people talk about meat not being healthy.
Which meat? The meat you get at McDonald’s? Or the local cow eating grass over there?.’
Safe to say, Haaland is a man of method and dedication, and his commitment to eating healthy speaks volumes about his professionalism.
If there’s one takeaway from his newly discovered habit, it’s to never neglect the good ol’ carrot.
It won’t net you 26 goals in 23 Premier League appearances, but it’s guaranteed to keep you healthy.