Tom Brady Says He’s Never Tried Coffee

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Dunkin’ Donuts has given away free coffee after every Patriots win this season. But in an ironic twist, the man who’s most responsible for filling New Englanders up with a free cup of joe this fall and winter says he’s never tried it himself.

Tom Brady revealed in his weekly interview with WEEI’s Dennis & Callahan Monday he’s never taken a sip of coffee—even when he was a kid, long before he hooked up with body guru Alex Guerrero and started practicing his notoriously meticulous diet.

“I never had any coffee or anything like that. I just never tried it,” Brady said.

Given Brady’s other dietary restrictions, it shouldn’t be a surprise he doesn’t opt to fill himself up with caffeine every morning. In an interview with last week, Brady’s personal chef revealed the quarterback doesn’t eat tomatoes, eggplants, mushrooms, or peppers because they’re not anti-inflammatory. Brady doesn’t even eat fruit, only electing to have a banana in his smoothie once in a while.

Monday wasn’t the first time Brady’s shared details about his rigid dietary beliefs on WEEI’s airwaves this season. In October, when confronted about Boston magazine’s exposé on Guerrero, Brady launched into an extended tirade about the evils of the American food industry.

“You’ll probably go out and drink Coca-Cola and think, ‘€˜Oh yeah, that’s no problem.’ Why? Because they pay lots of money for advertisements to think that you should drink Coca-Cola for a living? No, I totally disagree with that,” Brady said. “And when people do that, I think that’s quackery. And the fact that they can sell that to kids? I mean, that’s poison for kids. But they keep doing it.”

Given all of Brady’s strong language against processed sugars, perhaps the most shocking anecdote from his most recent interview is that he does have a weakness. “Probably burgers or ice cream,” Brady said when he was asked if any foods ever tempt him to disobey his strict nutritional regimen.

But judging by what we know about Brady’s diet, it’s safe to say he doesn’t succumb to that weakness very often.