We examined TB12’s diet claims, and they’re weird…
(MOLLY SHEA, NY POST) To hear Tom Brady tell it, his longevity is largely thanks to his eccentric eating habits.
He explained his diet to Sports Illustrated as 80 percent alkaline and 20 percent acidic, which, he says, “maintain[s] balance and harmony through [his] metabolic system.”
Brady’s personal chef, Allen Campbell, broke it down further: The quarterback eats 80 percent vegetables and whole grains, and 20 percent fish and lean meats, such as certain cuts of steak and duck.
He doesn’t touch sugar, white flour or nightshade fruits and vegetables, which include tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, tomatillos, potatoes and certain berries. Fat comes from extra virgin olive oil on raw foods, and coconut oil on cooked foods.
Also on the list of banned ingredients: MSG, iodized salt, coffee, fungi and dairy. He only drinks alcohol occasionally.
What’s wrong with strawberries, Tom?
And while his supermodel wife, Gisele Bündchen, follows the same diet, they diverge on the subject of fruit. Brady limits himself to the occasional banana, blended in a smoothie. Unbelievably, he’s never eaten a strawberry. Rather, for a treat, he’ll have cacao avocado ice cream.
Everything that touches his table must also be organic. “If it’s not organic, I don’t use it,” Campbell told Boston.com.
Brady has to eat this way if he wants to keep playing, he told New York magazine in 2016: “I don’t believe you could be a 39-year-old [now 40] quarterback in the NFL and eat cheeseburgers every day. I want to be able to do what I love to do for a long time.”
But is his alternative eating plan as healthy as he claims?
The most baffling tenet of Brady’s regimen is his adherence to an alkaline diet, based on science that New York-based registered dietitian Lauren Harris-Pincus calls “sketchy.” READ THE FULL STORY AT THE NEW YORK POST
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