Tom Brady has always received plenty of attention away from the field but since the Deflategate controversy began over a year agothe spotlight has intensified.
Brady posted a picture of avocado ice cream on his Facebook page Wednesday and claims it “helps him toward his peak performance.”
Brady’s unique eating habits came under scrutiny last season after Boston Magazine published a story about Brady’s personal guru, Alex Guerrero. Guerrero was dubbed a “snake-oil salesman” in the story. Brady also told WEEI Sports Radio around that time that he is skeptical about Western medicine and eating habits.
“I would love to encourage all my teammates to eat the best way they possibly can; high school athletes. Now, that’s not the way our food system in America is set up. It’s very different. They have a food pyramid and I disagree with that. I disagree with a lot of things that people tell you to do,” Brady told WEEI’s Dennis & Callahan Show.
“You probably go out and drink Coca-Cola and think ‘Oh yeah, that’s no problem.’ Why? Because they pay lots of money for advertisements … No, I totally disagree with that. And when people do that, I think that’s quackery. The fact they can sell that to kids, that’s poison for kids. But they keep doing it. Obviously, you guys may not have a comment on that because maybe that’s what your belief system is. So you do whatever you want, you live the life you want, but like I said, what I’m trying to provide for athletes, and for people and all the clients that we have that come in is a different way of thinking, a different way of methods. You need to think outside the box. You need to think differently if you want to sustain what, for me, is my peak performance; the very best that I can achieve as an athlete every day. I learned that a long time ago.”
Here’s a link to the Food Network’s recipe for avocado ice cream – though Brady would not approve.
“A HALF CUP OF SUGAR!”