Scroll through Gisele Bündchen’s Instagram feed and it’s easy to get a sense of her healthy life.
From practicing yoga with her kids to her kung fu training, it’s no surprise the supermodel is ridiculously fit.
The social images make her enviable life seem close to perfection, but a recent interview with her family's personal chef Allen Campbell reveals that there’s at least on aspect of her world we don't need to be jealous of - her diet.
Campbell provides a list of the foods that will never touch her or husband Tom Brady's lips. Some - white sugar, white flour, MSG - are not surprising, but others - olive oil, funghi, tomatoes (they’re inflammatory) – may be a little extreme.
“Eighty per cent of what they eat is vegetables,” Campbell told boston.com. [I buy] the freshest vegetables. If it’s not organic, I don’t use it. And whole grains: brown rice, quinoa, millet, beans. The other 20 per cent is lean meats: grass-fed organic steak, duck every now and then, and chicken. As for fish, I mostly cook wild salmon.”
And don’t expect mushrooms to appear in the Bündchen-Brady household any time soon. “[Tom] doesn’t eat nightshades, because they’re not anti-inflammatory. So no tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, or eggplants,” Campbell says. “No coffee. No caffeine. No fungus. No dairy.”
But don’t worry; Campbell (who is currently all about “serving meals in bowls”) says the power couple do indulge from time to time: “I’ve just did this quinoa dish with wilted greens. I use kale or Swiss chard or beet greens. I add garlic, toasted in coconut oil. And then some toasted almonds, or this cashew sauce with lime curry, lemongrass, and a little bit of ginger. That’s just comfort food for them.”
While football star Brady tends to avoid fruit, he will indulge in raw avocado ice-cream as a treat. (We'll stick to the cookies, thanks.)
Brady and Bündchen’s bodies are so crucial to their success you can forgive their strict food plan. But it makes us mere mortals grateful our bodies are not our meal ticket.