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8 terrible health tips from Tom Brady

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  • Tom Brady has lots to say about diet and fitness — he published a book detailing what he calls “The TB12 Method” and sells products online.
  • But there’s very little scientific evidence for many of the claims that Brady makes.
  • Following the basics principles of Brady’s diet would help most people be healthy, but many of his specific instructions are too restrictive.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is in many ways a paradigm of health. After all, he’s still playing professional football at age 40.

But that doesn’t mean you should follow his health advice.

Brady sells health and nutrition guidance, supplements, products, and his book (called “The TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance”) on his TB12 website.

In general, Brady’s food choices seem very healthy. He reportedly eats mostly plants and lean proteins, while avoiding processed food and alcohol, which makes for an extremely responsible diet.

But some of the claims Brady makes about eating, nutrition, and even some aspects of fitness get into sketchy and misleading territory. There’s no scientific evidence whatsoever to support many of the things he’s talked about in the book and in interviews. And certain rules Brady follows could be considered harmful for some people.

Here are some of the silliest claims about diet and fitness that Brady makes.

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