It’s obvious that it’s a combination of raw talent, experience and hard work that makes it all happen, but Tom Brady also is very strict with his diet and claims it’s a big part of his success, especially at 39 when most football players have already been retired from the NFL.
Now that we know Tom Brady and the New England Patriots will face the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI, we have to ask ourselves, how does Tom Brady play at the top of his game at age 39?
Just What Does Tom Brady Eat, Anyway?
With the major success that Tom Brady has had in the football world, it’s important to take a more serious look at what he eats, because it’s apparent now that he’s very serious about what he eats.
Let’s look at some key elements to his dietary lifestyle:
- For starters, he, his wife Gisele and family eat a mostly plant-based diet.
- Everything they eat is 100% organic, prepared by personal chef Allen Campbell, whose specialty is organic raw foods.
- According to their personal chef Allen Campbell, they eat a ratio of 80% plant foods and 20% lean meats.
- The 20 percent lean meats include: 100% organic, free-range, grass-fed beef, duck, chicken and seafood (mostly wild salmon).
- The 80 percent of plant foods is mostly vegetables.
- He also avoids the following foods: white sugar, white flour, coffee and other caffeinated beverages, MSG, dairy products, and vegetables from the nightshade family.
- Nightshade vegetables avoided are: tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and mushrooms. These foods cause inflammation, according to some sources.
- He eats a lot of vegetables, but he tends to avoid fruit. And he’s mentioned before that he’s never eaten a Strawberry! But he eats bananas if they come in a smoothie.
His Eating Habits? Well, Not So Bizarre
Let’s face it. Tom Brady is very serious (and disciplined) with his dietary regimen. And, as much as many might hate him out of jealousy or envy, he seems to know what he’s doing when it comes to nutrition.
The average human body probably couldn’t handle getting beat up every weekend during the NFL Season as a football player, and these players are required to perform at Herculean levels of fitness and well-being. You can’t critique someone for trying to stay at optimal levels of performance and at the same time, be able to bounce back from weekend-to-weekend and avoid injury.