Tom Brady is best known as the 4 Time Superbowl champion quarterback of the New England Patriots. In some circles, he is considered the best quarterback ever. And now he might also be remembered for his assault on the processed foods industry, of which he has a history of taking verbal jabs at. On his weekly radio show on WEEI, he once again called out processed food companies as being the evil empire which they are. This time his disdain targeted Coca Cola and Frosted Flakes. Below are some excerpts from the Interview. He really nails it.
Talking about big food in general.
“I think we’ve been lied to by a lot of food companies over the years, by a lot of beverage companies over the years. But we still do it! That’s just America, and that’s what we’ve been conditioned to. We believe Frosted Flakes is actually a food. And you just keep eating those things and wondering why we do have incredible rates of disease in our country. And no one thinks it has anything to do with what we put in our body.“
Talking about soda.
“You’ll probably go out and drink Coca-Cola and think, oh yeah, that’s no problem, why? Because they pay a lot of money for advertisements. … I totally disagree with that. And when people do that, I think that’s quackery. I think that the fact that they can sell that to kids — that’s poison for kids! But they keep doing it.”
Tom Brady doesn’t think much of donuts…
“Of course they taste very good. All those companies make lots of money selling those things, they have lots of money to advertise. When you go to the Super Bowl, who are the sponsors? That’s the education we get, that’s what we get brainwashed to believe. That all these things are just normal food groups that you should eat. And these are the things you should take when you get sick. I like to try to avoid those things.”
The food pyramid? Nah, Tom Brady doesn’t like that either.
“I disagree with that. I disagree with a lot of things that people tell you to do.”
Tom Brady approves of alternative health.
“There’s a lot of things that I see on a daily basis in Western medicine that I think, wow, why would they ever do that? That is crazy, that doesn’t work. That’s just how life is. There’s a lot of things that are the norm, that are very systematic, that just don’t work.
I’ve had doctors with the highest and best education in this country telling me that I wouldn’t be able to play football again. That I would need multiple surgeries on my knee for my staph infection. That I would needed a new ACL, a new MCL. That I wouldn’t be able to play with my kids when I’m older… It’s interesting because, like I’ve said, I’ve chosen a different approach, and that approach works for me.
Here is the full interview for anyone who is interested. This man is a professional athlete who’s body depends on health and energy. If he is using alternative health and avoiding big food, then how can we all not see the benefit?