Tom Brady has reignited a seven-year-old feud between his family and the sun cream industry by claiming that drinking water is enough to prevent sun burn. In his book, The TB12 Method: How To Achieve A Lifetime Of Peak Performance, he writes that his consumption of water every morning is such that it actually stops the harmful effects of the sun.
As noted in an ESPN profile of the American football star, ‘Every day, he wakes up at 6 in the morning and immediately drinks 20 ounces of purified water, augmented with TB12 electrolytes, which, as he tells us, contain the “72 trace minerals” generally lost in perspiration. As a result, he says, he is so well-hydrated that “even with adequate exposure to the sun, I won’t get sunburned,” and he presumes that the muscles under his skin look like “beautiful tenderloins” instead of “shriveled jerky.”’
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The man at the centre of last year’s ‘deflate-gate’ scandal is known for treating his body as a temple, often offering advice about how he stays in peek physical condition – something that allows him to play professional football at the rather old age of 39. He was once quoted by the New York Times saying: ‘I don’t believe you could be a 39-year-old quarterback in the NFL and eat cheeseburgers every day. I want to be able to do what I love to do for a long time.’ He also claimed in the same interview that he had never had a strawberry or coffee, but knows he doesn’t like either. Brady and wife Giselle Bunchen’s personal chef once admitted that their ‘comfort food’ is ‘a quinoa dish with wilted greens’. What a treat!
Brady’s statement comes seven years after his wife declared that sunscreen was poison while promoting her new natural skincare line. (She reportedly said: ‘I cannot put this poison on my skin. I do not use anything synthetic,’ going on to explain she simply stays out of the sun when it is strongest). After the controversy, her rep blamed the language barrier, saying that Gisele only meant that she prefers to use sunscreens that contain natural products.
Of course, the couples' eyebrow-raising comments draw comparisons with none other than actress-turned-lifestyle-guru Gwyneth Paltrow, who famously suggested to her Goop followers that they 'steam their vaginas' and get stung by bees for the beauty benefits.