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Tom Brady's Dessert is Healthier Than Your Meal

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Tom Brady's Dessert is Healthier Than Your Meal

Tom Brady might have the strictest diet in sports.

The three-time NFL MVP has tweaked his eating throughout his 18-year pro career, resulting in a diet that includes only extremely healthy foods that sit well with his body.

He avoids white sugar, white flour, MSG, iodized salt, coffee, caffeine, alcohol, fungus, dairy, nightshade vegetables and even several types of fruit.

With that exhausting list of exclusions, what foods are fit for Brady's plate?

Allen Campbell, the man who serves as Brady's personal chef, revealed the details of his client's diet in a recent interview with Boston.com.

"Eighty percent of what [Tom eats] 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," Campbell said.

When Brady does indulge, he doesn't pig out with a pint of Chunky Monkey—instead, he eats ice cream made from avocados.


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