Tuesday January 5th, 2016

Last season an in-depth New York Times profile of Tom Brady included a glance into his carefully regulated diet, in which he and his trainer carefully weed out any foods that may lead to increased inflammation for the veteran quarterback.

Now Boston.com is getting a more in-depth look at the foods the four-time Super Bowl winner avoids through an interview with his family’s personal chef, Allen Campbell.

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[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.

The interview with Campbell also highlights a few of the dishes he makes for the Brady-Bündchen family, including vegetable sushi, raw chocolate chip cookies and lentil buckwheat “footballs”. 

– Brendan Maloy

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