By Becca DiCenso
Gisele Bundchen and her husband Tom Brady are known for how extremely talented and hardworking they are. And, well, they are also known for their killer bodies. Recently, their family chef Alan Campbell shed some light into their secrets.
With diets that are 80 percent plant-based and always fresh, we can begin to get an understanding why these two have kept their fit physiques for so long. Although Gisele and Tom aren't vegans, they do choose to stay away from dairy and to eat strictly organic food. Chef Campbell also only uses coconut oil, a saturated fat known to have many health beneficial characteristics and one that provides energy faster than any other fat.
These may be some of the food groups you imagined Tom and Gisele would be eating, but there are some interesting choices in foods they won't eat: Tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers and any other nightshades are off-limits. What is it about these foods that make the supermodel and her husband shy away from them? Well, tomatoes, are typically a healthy food eat—but they can cause inflammation in people who are sensitive to solanine. Solanine is the poison in nightshades that causes these inflammatory properties, and Tom is totally against anything that would cause inflammation.
They also choose to say no to anything with caffeine, and complex carbs (and junk food!) are another big no-no in their home. Even though complex carbs are broken down and turned into energy for the body, they are also made up of sugar molecules, which is something the couple and their children are clearly steering away from. Grains like quinoa, brown rice and millet are used as the substitute and are even better for the body. Higher in protein, nutrient-rich vitamins, and minerals, these grains are the premiere choice for the family of four.
The power couple firmly believes in sticking to this diet, so they have their children eating healthy, too. Snacks that many kids are eating from supermarkets are often filled with artificial colors and sweeteners and over-processed. So, homemade fruit roll-ups made with real fruit and raw granola are some of the healthy treats that Campbell makes for the kids to snack on.
If you're inspired by Tom and Gisele's dedication to their diet but also a little intimidated, why not check out these 60-Second Weight Loss Tips Celebs Swear By? You'll be able to have your tomatoes and eat 'em, too!