Here are more foods that Tom Brady swears keeps him performing at the highest level:
Spinach is rich in carotenoids and vitamins C, E and K. It is the great for protecting against inflammatory cytokines. Particularly Vitamin E has been linked with reversing levels of the inflammatory adipokine compounds of tumour necrosis factor-a and interleukin-6, which is also released by belly fat.
Believe it or not, apple peels provide about 10 mg of quercetin, which is an antioxidant that fights inflammation and free radicals. Apples are also excellent prebiotics, which is food that is converted into anti-flammatory compounds by gut microbes.
Beats are made of betalain pigments, which give it its red color and are antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and chemopreventive. Beats are linked with lower inflammatory levels of CRP, and interleukin-6 and tumor necrosis factor, which are released by belly fat.
Avocados are great for inflammation, as shown by a 2013 study that showed lower levels of inflammatory compounds in people that ate avocados with their hamburgers, compared to those that just ate hamburgers. Also avocados are amazingly delicious!
9) Whole Grains
The Brady bunch never eats refined grains or white flour, because when grains are refined, they are stripped of their anti-inflammatory properties by lowering levels of fiber and B vitamins. The benefit of fiber is that it gets converted into butyrate in the belly, which is a fatty acid that turns off genes related to inflammation and insulin resistance. While B vitamins attack the inflammatory hormone homocysteine within the body.
Citrus fruits such as lemons are rich in vitamin C, which is an antioxidant vitamin that aids in collagen synthesis, a protein that helps repair leaky guts that have been damaged by sugar and fat. Lemon also contains phytonutrients, compounds that fight off inflammation.