Tom Brady isn’t like most people, and not because he’s perhaps the greatest quarterback in NFL history. No, the man claims to have never eaten a strawberry in his life.
“Do you need to eat a cheeseburger every day to realize that you love a cheeseburger?” Brady said. “Or could you eat it once a week … or once every two weeks … or once a month … or once every two months? …
“I’ve never eaten a strawberry in my life. I have no desire to do that. … I don’t believe you could be a 39-year-old quarterback in the NFL and eat cheeseburgers every day. I want to be able to do what I love to do for a long time.”
Brady also says he never has drank coffee, and he avoids “nightshades” such as tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers and eggplant. He credits his restricted eating habits with his ability to play at a high level into his late 30s.
So, remember kids: If you avoid unhealthy foods like strawberries and “nightshades,” you too can be big and strong like Tom Brady one day.
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