Whether you believe in their personal approaches and strategies or not, there is no denying that Donald Trump and Warren Buffet are both financially-savvy men. However, when it comes to a healthy lifestyle, there is one clear winner; Trump’s approach to eating right can’t be beat when compared to Buffet’s preference for junk foods.
After all, Buffet has invested in a slew of sugary, processed foods filled with chemicals and additives galore including Coca-Cola, Kraft’s Velveeta cheese and Oscar Mayer wieners. He’s been known to talk about his enjoyment of unhealthy foods, saying, “If somebody told me that I live a year longer by eating nothing but broccoli and asparagus from now on… every day will seem like as long. I’ll stick with the Cheetos and the Coke.” In fact, he’s been observed eating steak and Cherry Coke (his supposed favorite soft drink) at a posh New York City hotel, ending the meal with chocolate chip cookies.
WARREN BUFFET SUGGESTS THAT HEALTHY PEOPLE ARE NOT HAPPY
He has even slammed health-conscious folks, making assumptions about their personality based on their healthy preferences. “I don’t see smiles on the faces of people at Whole Foods,” Buffet says, suggesting that healthy eaters are unhappy while those who enjoy a breakfast of Coke and Utz Potato Stix — as he does — are thrilled to pieces. Then again, perhaps his seemingly tremendous desire for junk foods is more about promoting his stocks than anything else; it does make financial sense for him to say that anyone not downing Coke and Cheetos is unhappy.
Whether his comments are coming from a desire to push his stocks or a true enjoyment of unhealthy foods (or both), his habits have caught the attention of noted nutritionists. “His attitude toward this kind of food is a little worrisome,” said David Seres, MD, director of medical nutrition at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York. “He is not what I would call an ideal role model in eating and his attitude toward nutrition in general.”
It is also important to keep in mind his 2012 endorsement of Hillary Clinton for the 2016 presidential race. It’s no secret that Hillary has received backlash by health-minded people for her support of GMOs. She’s a proponent of all things biotech and an advocate of proven GMO seeds and products. Buffet once said, “I like what she believes in. I think she’s extraordinarily able and energetic for that matter in pushing those beliefs. I don’t see how you could have anybody better qualified.”
DONALD TRUMP ENJOYS HEALTHY LIFESTYLE, STRESSES IMPORTANCE OF WELLNESS AND POSITIVITY
In stark contrast to Buffet’s love of junk food is Donald Trump’s healthy lifestyle, which includes exercise and the consumption of organic foods. (Note to Buffet: we’ve even seen pictures and videos of him smiling, in case you needed proof that healthy eaters are happy!)
His daughter Ivanka explains that the family eats fresh, organic meals, which she often prepares for them. His children also oversee the foods served at the Trump hotels, which include vegan, organic and gluten-free in-room dining menus. Whenever possible, the hotels also obtain locally-sourced foods. In fact, their way of eating and living has been dubbed “The Trump Wellness Plan,” which is fitting considering his healthy habits.
Add to this Donald Trump’s outlook on wellness and physical activity, and it’s clear that he enjoys good health. For example, a known golf lover, Trump says it’s an ideal way to diminish stress and ponder business tasks while walking. He says, “I find it opens my mind to new possibilities, and I can problem-solve very effectively while I’m on the golf course.”
Furthermore, he says that he strives to maintain a positive mentality, doing everything he can to keep negative energy away and surround himself with uplifting thoughts and environments.
TWO WEALTHY MEN, TWO VERY DIFFERENT APPROACHES TO HEALTH
While some readers might think this article is a political endorsement for Trump, we want to be clear that it is nothing of the sort. It is simply meant to demonstrate how two men, both of whom have immense wealth and financial prowess in common, couldn’t be any more different when it comes to their dietary and lifestyle habits.
It also serves to provide insight into the issue of greed; as long as the foods/pills/products make a person profitable, health is often overlooked. We see it with GMO supporters, pro-vaxxers, Big Pharma and yes, Warren Buffet. As such, we applaud Trump’s — and anyone’s — efforts to choose fresh, organic foods over ones laden with harsh chemicals, sugars and additives.