February 6, 2017

Tom Brady's Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Tom Brady and wife Gisele B√ľndchen (photo by @gisele / instagram)

When you learn what Tom Brady's diet is, it's not a surprise that at 39 years old he is playing at his best. Meanwhile, most NFL players have a three to four
year career due to health issues and become reliant and addicted to pain medications.

Brady eats an anti-inflammatory diet, which means his body heals and recovers much faster than other athletes eating junk food.

As featured on Forbes.com, check out his eating guidelines below:
  • 80 percent of what they eat is 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.
  • 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.
  • No coffee. No caffeine. No fungus. No dairy.
  • He will eat bananas in a smoothie. But otherwise, he prefers not to eat fruits.
  • We stick to gluten free for everything

[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.

Doesn't it sound a lot like some of the guidelines you have heard in my classes?

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