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No Wonder Tom Brady Still Plays At MVP Levels — His Diet Is Absolutely Insane

Christian Datoc Audience Development Manager

It takes an insane diet to produce a body capable of performing at the NFL level.

It takes an even stronger sense of self-discipline to maintain said caliber at 38 years of age.

Therefore, it should come as no surprise that Tom Brady’s diet is absolutely bonkers.

Boston.com recently sat down with Allen Campbell — the Brady family’s personal chef — and he keyed them in on just what it takes to keep a four-time Super Bowl champion playing at MVP levels.

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.

Not only does Brady keep it paleo, he’s depriving himself of some of America’s favorite foods, all in the pursuit of greatness.

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.

Real recognize real.

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