Tom Brady is the greatest quarterback in NFL history. OK, maybe that’s not a very controversial statement. However, in a “what have you done for me lately?” society, his relative struggles this season may lead people to wonder if he truly is the best.
Even in his forties, he is still among the league’s best quarterbacks. People wonder how he does it at his age. Brady says he gets asked this question all the time. And he doesn’t give a definitive answer because there isn’t one. Let’s explore Brady’s diet and healthy lifestyle.
Tom Brady’s healthy lifestyle
Brady says his healthy lifestyle has to do with a combination of things and “all the decisions you make over the course of your day.” Exercise and hydration are important parts of a healthy lifestyle, as he detailed in his book, The TB12 Method.
The quarterback also stresses the importance of getting at least eight hours of sleep a night. In fact, he tries to get nine or 10 hours of sleep every night. It’s not just Brady and supermodel wife Gisele Bündchen who are committed to a healthy lifestyle; their kids strive to maintain optimum health, too.
Brady’s healthy diet
A good diet is critical to a healthy lifestyle, and Brady’s is no exception. His family’s personal chef focuses on serving a plant-focused diet, buying organic foods, and avoiding GMOs. As much as 80% of the family’s meals consist of fresh vegetables. Whole grains like quinoa, brown rice, and beans are key to Brady’s meal plan, too.
When the Bradys veer from a plant-focused diet, they eat lean meats. Organic chicken and wild salmon, as well as organic steak and duck, are the meats most often featured on the family’s menu. Coconut oil is the oil of choice for cooking, as it is healthier than olive oil.
Be careful if you try to follow Brady’s diet plan, though. It is very restrictive and requires a high level of discipline. It can also be expensive, and parts of the diet are controversial in the medical community.
The result of Brady’s healthy lifestyle
The result of Brady living such a healthy life: He can boast the best career of any quarterback in NFL history. In his 20-year occupation, Brady has won six Super Bowl titles and has played in the championship nine times.
Following his Week 15 game against the Bengals in 2019, he currently ranks second place on the all-time passing touchdown list right behind Peyton Manning. Brady is second in career passing yards, third in pass attempts, and sixth in passer rating. He has led the NFL in touchdown passes four times, and he is one of just a few QBs to have thrown 50 touchdowns in a season.
Brady is a 14-time Pro Bowler, with three MVPs and two Associated Press Offensive Player of the Year awards. And he’s done all of that as a sixth-round pick (No. 199 overall) in the 2000 NFL draft, out of Michigan.
Brady is as much of a lock as a first-ballot Hall of Famer as you can get. Although his production is down a bit this season, he’s still playing at a high level as a 42-year-old. And his healthy lifestyle is likely a big factor for that.