Tom Brady, whether you love him or hate him, is still in tremendous shape even now at age 38. Bro is still putting up numbers like he’s 28 and part of that apparently has to do with the completely wack diet that he and his wife Gisele Bundchen eat courtesy of their personal chef.
In an interview with Boston.com, Brady’s chef Allen Campbell lays out exactly what he makes for the perennial All-Pro QB and his supermodel wife…
So, 80 percent of what they eat is vegetables. [I buy] the freshest vegetables. If it’s not organic, I don’t use it. And whole grains: brown rice, quinoa, millet, beans. The other 20 percent is lean meats: grass-fed organic steak, duck every now and then, and chicken. As for fish, I mostly cook wild salmon.
It’s very different than a traditional American diet. But if you just eat sugar and carbs — which a lot of people do — your body is so acidic, and that causes disease. Tom recently outed Frosted Flakes and Coca-Cola on WEEI. I love that he did that. Sugar is the death of people.
So what else DON’T they eat?
No white sugar. No white flour. No MSG. I’ll use raw olive oil, but I never cook with olive oil. I only cook with coconut oil. Fats like canola oil turn into trans fats. … I use Himalayan pink salt as the sodium. I never use iodized salt.
[Tom] doesn’t eat nightshades, because they’re not anti-inflammatory. So no tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, or eggplants. Tomatoes trickle in every now and then, but just maybe once a month. I’m very cautious about tomatoes. They cause inflammation.
What else? No coffee. No caffeine. No fungus. No dairy.
The kids eat fruit. Tom, not so much. He will eat bananas in a smoothie. But otherwise, he prefers not to eat fruits.
So basically everything that most of us eat is off-limits. No Frosted Flakes, Coca-Cola, tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, fruits or coffee?! And that’s just the things he mentions.
No wonder I never made it to the NFL. Or married a supermodel. I’ve been eating ALL the wrong things this whole time.
Check out the entire interview if you want to feel even worse about how you eat over at Boston.com.