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The depressing list of foods Gisele and Tom Brady don’t eat and why they're 'cautious' of tomatoes

Published 06/01/2016 | 10:05

Tom Brady (L) and Gisele Bundchen attend the
Tom Brady (L) and Gisele Bundchen attend the "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Tom Brady, his son Jack, 5, Gisele Bundchen, and their son Benjamin, 3, pose with Red the Fire Truck at Cars Land at Disney California Adventure park
Gisele Bundchen, wife of Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots, walks on the field with their son, Benjamin after defeating the Seattle Seahawks during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. The Patriots defeated the Seahawks 28-24. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
NFL player Tom Brady (L) and model Gisele Bundchen attend the Costume Institute Gala for the "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for The Huffington Post)
Gisele Bundchen for H&M Swimwear 2014

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Supermodel Gisele (35) and NFL star Tom Brady (38) might be the most naturally beautiful people in the world, but maintaining those chiselled abs doesn't come cheap.

The power couple's chef Allen Campbell told Boston.com opened up about their day to day diets, including a list of "off limits" food, which is longer than the food they're allowed to eat.

What's banned?

NFL player Tom Brady (L) and model Gisele Bundchen attend the Costume Institute Gala for the
NFL player Tom Brady (L) and model Gisele Bundchen attend the Costume Institute Gala for the "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for The Huffington Post)

White sugar, white flour, MSG, coffee, caffeine, fungus, olive oil, iodized salt.  Nightshade vegetables are also a big no-no" because they’re not anti-inflammatory."

"So no tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, or eggplants. Tomatoes trickle in every now and then, but just maybe once a month. I’m very cautious about tomatoes. They cause inflammation."

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The Boston-based live in chef believes in the health importance of a plant-based diet, a philosophy his clients, who have two children Benjamin (five) and Vivian Lake (three), share.

Gisele Bundchen for H&M Swimwear 2014
Gisele Bundchen for H&M Swimwear 2014

"80 percent of what they eat is vegetables. [I buy] the freshest vegetables. If it’s not organic, I don’t use it,” he explained.

“And whole grains: brown rice, quinoa, millet, beans. The other 20 percent is lean meats: grass-fed organic steak, duck every now and then, and chicken. As for fish, I mostly cook wild salmon.”

As for what's considered "comfort food" in the Brady-Bundchen household?

"A quinoa dish with wilted greens and garlic toasted in coconut oil with some toasted almonds, or a cashew sauce with lime curry, lemongrass, and a little bit of ginger."

Tom Brady, his son Jack, 5, Gisele Bundchen, and their son Benjamin, 3, pose with Red the Fire Truck at Cars Land at Disney California Adventure park
Tom Brady, his son Jack, 5, Gisele Bundchen, and their son Benjamin, 3, pose with Red the Fire Truck at Cars Land at Disney California Adventure park

"For snacks, I make fruit rolls from bananas, pineapple, and spirulina. Spirulina is an algae. It’s a super fruit. I dehydrate it. I dehydrate a lot of things. I have three dehydrators in their kitchen. I also make raw granola and raw chocolate chip cookies," he added.

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