With diet, maybe 39 can be the new 29

New York Jets Football Aaron Rogers Throwing

Watching the player on the practice field, he still looks like he’s at the top of his game.

One thing that helped QB Tom Brady play well until 45 was his strict diet, and the Jets’ 39-year-old QB also credits his diet for helping him stave off father time.

“My diet I think has helped with some of the inflammation and regression in my body,” Aaron Rodgers said.

When did he change his diet?

“My diet changed in 2015 and it’s just been a work in progress from that point forward,” Rodgers said. “Just always reading and learning and trying to figure out what’s going to be best for my performance. You figure out what those control issues are and what stuff makes your body feel crappy, what stuff messes up your bowels, whatever it might be.

“You always just tinker a little bit and find what works best for you. It’s kind of how you feel in the morning when you wake up and you’re not feeling bloated or heavy, heavy-legged or swollen. Just seeing how the energy is sustained throughout the day. Just always learning, studying, open mind with everything. Everybody’s got a remedy, a diet, whatever it is to have that edge and I’m always kind of tinkering to find what works best for me.”

Among other things, he has cut out gluten, dairy and processed foods from his diet.

As the old saying goes, “You are what you eat.”