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Vince Carter's Diet Helps Keep Him In Shape To Get Good Stats Despite His Age [VIDEO]

Update Date: Apr 07, 2017 09:35 AM EDT

NBA player Vince Carter divulged his eating habits that keep him in shape even at the age of 40, considered the oldest active player. The bigger part of Vince Carter's diet consists of vegetables and greens, but he indulges in chocolate chip cookies and red velvet cake on his cheat days.

Vince Carter's diet helps him continue to play at a high level despite his age, and he has the stats to prove it. His stats for 2016-2017 regular season are an average of 8 points in 70 games, 3.1 total rebounds, and 1.8 assists.

For starters, the Memphis Grizzlies veteran is not a big fan of soda. He opts for foods that provide a lot of energy for his games and pasta is the most frequent choice for him. He tries to steer clear of pork and fried food.

NBA players often have to deal with having no healthy options when flying to a city late at night and arriving early in the morning. Carter still follows her mom's advice when he has to eat late -- sit up for 30 minutes after eating. He has been a big believer of this technique which he says enables his body to digest the food properly.

On his cheat days, he eats a burger but he would rather reach for grilled chicken sandwich-- neither with the bun. He is also into chocolate chip cookies and red velvet cake. On those days, he sheds the excess calories as he plays.

If there is one thing Carter cannot give up, it is cranberry juice. He admitted that he cut down on drinking juices as he aged and he no longer drank cranberry juice as much as when he was younger. He drinks more water than before as well, he said in an interview with the GQ.

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