Schalke's time as lesson: Benedikt Höwedes has drastic consequences – S04


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Former Schalke captain Benedikt Höwedes is under contract with Lokomotiv Moscow today.

Former Schalke captain Benedikt Höwedes is under contract with Lokomotiv Moscow today.

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Moscow. About two years ago, Benedikt Höwedes (31) completed his last game FC Schalke 04Although he has, however, turned his back on the Ruhr Valley, the Halterner native is still a favorite of the crowd among royalty fans.

With Benedikt Höwedes he won the FC Schalke 04 in 2011, his last title as squire to the former captain of the 2014 Schalke World Champion. But despite these great successes, the 31-year-old looks back with mixed feelings about his time at Gelsenkirchen.

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The reason for this was his vulnerability to injury. Again and again, Benedikt Höwedes resorted to long tears of Schalke muscle bundles. "I'm leaving more time on the treatment bench than on the court," recalls the 31-year-old in his t-online column.

Repeatedly, doctors advised him to pay attention to his diet. However, he has given up a lot, reports in the online portal: nothing sweet, not fast food, alcohol and soft drinks were taboo.

However, his muscles remained highly vulnerable. Then he received a crucial tip that would change his life.


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Höwedes takes lessons from Schalke time and becomes a vegan

He should try it without dairy products, experts advised. Milk, among other things, can trigger and intensify inflammation in the body. What seems plausible at first meant something dramatic to the former Schalke.

Because a life without dairy products also means abstinence from cheese. "But when it became clear to me that this meant sacrificing the cheese from now on, I quickly panicked," writes the former Schalke member in t-online.

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But in order to control his muscular problems, Höwedes did, he claims to completely renounce animal products.

Koch in Moscow shocked: "What can you eat, anyway?!"

While in Germany more and more supermarkets and restaurants offer a greater variety of products for vegans, it feels in Russia as an "exotic".

The cook of the Lokomotiv Moscow team was surprised when Höwedes told him about his diet. "What else can you eat then?" He asked him with a startled look on his face.

Together, they would have just a proper menu on their legs. The result speaks for itself: "I am free of injuries today, if not more", rejoices the former Schalke.


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