Tom Brady Reveals His Sideline Drink of Choice, and It Sure Isn’t Gatorade

TB12 loves lemonade—sort of.

Photo via AP

Photo via AP

Tom Brady’s eclectic palate is hardly a secret. He prefers avocado ice cream and eschews those pesky nightshades. The four-time Super Bowl champ also claims he’s never indulged in such lowly pleasures as coffee, strawberries, or cheeseburgers.

In his weekly appearance on WEEI’s Kirk & Callahan Monday morning, the Patriots quarterback revealed what keeps him fueled on the sideline, and are you honestly surprised it’s sugar-free?

Following Boston magazine’s exposé on his trainer Alex Guerrero, Brady caught heat for his remarks on WEEI, in which he called Coca-Cola “poison for kids” and took aim at Frosted Flakes cereal.

“I think we’ve been lied to by a lot of food companies over the years, by a lot of beverage companies over the years. But we still do it. That’s just America, and that’s what we’ve been conditioned to,” Brady said. “We believe that Frosted Flakes is a food…You just keep eating those things, and you keep wondering why we have just incredible rates of disease in our country.”

It’s hardly a surprise then that Gatorade—complete with high fructose corn syrup, brominated vegetable oil, artificial food dyes, and 25 grams of sugar per 12-ounce serving—isn’t a part of Brady’s in-game diet.