Although Tom Brady might be guilty of making some bad judgement calls when it comes to deflating footballs, he draws the line at feeding children junk food.

After Boston Magazine publicly criticized Brady’s business partner Alex Guerrero for alleged false clinical testimonials, Brady took to Boston sports news radio station WEEI to explain his own bias against processed foods and the typical American diet. He states,


“I disagree with a lot of things that people tell you to do. You’ll probably go out and drink Coca-Cola and think, ‘€˜Oh yeah, that’s no problem.’ Why? Because they pay lots of money for advertisements to think that you should drink Coca-Cola for a living? No, I totally disagree with that. And when people do that, I think that’s quackery. And the fact that they can sell that to kids? I mean, that’s poison for kids.”

According to NBC Sports, Brady’s defensive statement began after the Federal Trade Commission was skeptical Guerrero’s product Neurosafe could “help athletes recover from concussions faster.”


Like any good business partner, Brady swears by Guerrero’s approach to health, claiming it was through Guerrero’s holistic approach to health that he was able to recover from an ACL injury. The Patriots quarterback says,

“In the 10 or 11 years we’ve been working together, he has never been wrong. I had doctors with the highest and best education in our country tell me I wouldn’t be able to play football again, that I would need multiple surgeries on my knee from my staph infection, that I would need a new ACL, a new MCL, that I wouldn’t be able to play with my kids when I’m older. Of course, I go back the next year and win Comeback Player of the Year. I follow the next season and win the MVP. So, it’s interesting, because I’ve chosen a different approach, and that approach works for me.” 


Brady is not the only athlete to choose a more holistic route for his health. A number of professional athletes have decided to take on vegan and paleo diets, under the impression that peak performance starts with top notch nutrition.

[via NBC Sports]