Tom Brady is a picky eater

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 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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