Chris Hemsworth Avoids These Two Food Types to Stay in Shape
Chris Hemsworth’s personal chef, Sergio Perera, recently revealed in an interview with news.com.au the two types of foods the Thor star will never eat.
Perera confirmed that in addition to his strenuous workout regimen, Hemsworth avoids anything “boxed or canned,” and that a vast majority of his diet involves fresh fruits and veggies.
“When you’re training to build Thor-worthy muscles, you need to eat well,” Perera said. He knows what he’s talking about, having cooked for Hemsworth for the last decade since the actor finished his first round as Thor.
While many prefer canned or boxed foods because of the guaranteed flavor quality, as well as their convenience, there’s a downside to these items.
According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, many items that come in cans or boxes provide little nutritional value and are often heavily processed, containing unhealthy levels of sugar, fat, and sodium. They frequently contain sodium phosphate, which has been found to cause tissue damage and increased risk of cardiovascular disease, bone loss, and renal impairment.
In the case of canned goods, the casing itself is a health hazard. Many cans contain BPA, a chemical that has been linked to heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and erectile dysfunction, which can seep into the food itself.
Perera also shared some of Hemsworth’s favorite foods to bulk up, one of which is “good quality beef.” He eats plenty of fish as well, in addition to salads packed with “raw and cooked vegetables, fermented products, nuts, seeds and a lot of good fats.”
“Obviously the guy is a big boy,” Perera said. “He requires a lot of protein for the body he has.
“When it comes to building muscle he just keeps it very clean with a lot of barbecuing—like meats and vegetables—and keeping it Mediterranean, which involves a lot of olive oil.”
Earlier this month, Hemsworth told Men’s Health that he’s “incorporating more solitude into my life” after discovering he’s at increased risk for Alzheimer’s.
“It made me think about my kids and how they’re growing up and things are changing so dramatically, and I want to sit, I want to soak it in,” he said on the Drive podcast of his decision. “I don’t want to be in a sprint anymore. I want to be right here and appreciate everything that’s in front of me.”