Updated: Dec 9, 2018
It's hard to deny that Tom Brady is one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. At age 39, he become the oldest player to win the Super Bowl MVP. He also set a record as the oldest player to win the regular season MVP at age 40.
Tom Brady Warns Against Drinking Water with Added Fluoride
In his book, The TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance, released in 2017, Brady warns against consuming water that contains the amount of fluoride commonly found in tap water. He even advises against using it to steam vegetables.
Brady refers to fluoride as an "impurity" and groups it with other known contaminants like lead.
Depending on where you live, most sources of tap water contain fluoride, chlorine, and, in some cases, lead. Excessive amounts of both fluoride and chlorine have now been linked to a number of health risks. Drink tap water only if you filter it first, which gets rid of many impurities.
Tom Brady's TB12 Diet is Naturally Low in Fluoride
Another way Brady avoids fluoride in his diet is by choosing organic, local foods whenever possible. Fluoride is a common pesticide but it is not allowed on organic crops.
It is especially important to choose organic poultry products because fluoride accumulates in chicken bones, just like it does with humans. The legal limit for fluoride residue on poultry feed is over 100 times higher than the amount commonly found in tap water.
In this study from Oregon State University, researchers found that a single serving of chicken sticks could provide half of a child's upper limit of safety for fluoride.