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Discovering the Importance of Nutrition: Jennifer Cudjoe
Jennifer Cudjoe is a Ghanaian professional soccer player, who plays for Gotham FC in the National Women's Soccer League. While she wasn't always concerned about nutrition, she discovered that it plays a huge role in her fitness goals and she uses Clean Lean Protein by Nuzest to achieve them. Now an ambassador for Nuzest, we recently caught up with Jennifer to learn more about her journey as an athlete and how she uses Clean Lean Protein.
Q: When did you start playing soccer and how did you discover it was your passion?
I started playing soccer when I was 3 years old with my sister and the boys around my neighborhood. At the age of 13, I realized I wanted to do it as a profession.
Q: What advice would you give to soccer beginners?
The advice I would give to young soccer players is to have fun, focus on your development, and be disciplined to everyone that takes time to help you.
Q: How does getting back onto the field this season differ from last season?
This season was more strict than my previous season. With the pandemic still active in my city, I had to be careful with my surroundings and also dedicate so much time into working alone. I was glad to be able to train alone and just spend more time working on things that needed to be improved before joining my team. So it was different, but it definitely helped me prepare for this season.
Q: With soccer being such a demanding sport, what does your health and wellness routine look like?
I recently started my nutrition journey and it is one of the best decisions I have made! I wasn’t introduced to nutrition for years, but when I became a professional player, I realized that I needed to take care of my body, as well as my mental health. I make sure I have as much protein, carbs, and all the necessary nutrients I need as a player. I also have a workout routine, which I do more in the off-season.
Q: What are some of the goals you have for yourself?
My biggest goal is to become one of the best midfielders in the world. I'd love to win the championship with my club and country! I also want to become an agent so I can help less fortunate players.
Q: Is there a lesson you have learned from being a soccer player, if so what is it?
Yes, be open to learning, be patient, and trust the process. Play like it is your last game!
Q: How do you incorporate Nuzest into your active lifestyle?
I love having Nuzest right before or after training. It gives me energy and serves as a supplement to my meal.
Q: Do you have a favorite recipe you like making with Nuzest?
My favorite ways to use Clean Lean Protein are adding it to my smoothie bowl, pancakes, and oatmeal.
Q: What is your favorite thing about Nuzest products?
My favorite thing about Nuzest is that it gives me energy and is easy to digest. The Smooth Vanilla, Wild Strawberry, and Real Coffee Clean Lean Protein flavors are my favorite!
To connect with Jennifer Cudjoe, visit her Instagram @Jennifer_Kaka_Cudjoe13.