20 Breakfasts and Morning Rituals of these Well-known People in History
20 Breakfasts and Morning Rituals of these Well-known People in History

20 Breakfasts and Morning Rituals of these Well-known People in History

Shannon Quinn - December 19, 2018

20 Breakfasts and Morning Rituals of these Well-known People in History
DaVinci was a vegetarian. Credit: LeonardoDaVinci.net

2. Leonardo da Vinci Ate Lots of Fruit

Artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci is remembered for being one of the greatest minds of all time, and an all-around Renaissance Man. We know that he was either a vegetarian or vegan, because he said; “Truly, man is the king of the beasts, for his brutality exceeds them. We live by the death of others. We are burial places! I have since an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men will look upon the murder of animals as they look upon the murder of man.”

So, we don’t know exactly what he ate for breakfast. But considering that there were plenty of options in Italy, it would make sense if he ate lots of fruit, or maybe oatmeal. He could have also eaten eggs, if he did not count that as murder. We are not really sure, since he did not document his food in a journal, but considering how busy he was, it’s easy to imagine him grabbing a piece of fruit on the go, instead of stopping to cook.

20 Breakfasts and Morning Rituals of these Well-known People in History
Steve Jobs got the inspiration for the name of his company because he ate tons of apples. Credit: BaoMoi.com

1. Steve Jobs Ate Apples For Breakfast. (Yes, Really.)

As a teenager, Steve Jobs was a total hippie who did a lot of meditation and deep thinking. Before he started a computer company in his parent’s garage and came up with the official name for Apple Computer, Steve Jobs would go on vegan fasts. He would only eat one or two whole fruits and vegetables at a time. He would only drink water, and abstained from anything like drugs or alcohol during these fasts.

Two of the most common things he ate during this raw food diet were apples or carrots. Sometimes, he would fast completely without eating anything at all. Every once in a while, he threw in some nuts for protein. Even during his time working as a CEO, he was vegan most of his life, and he said that it helped clear his mind and reduce his body odor. If you haven’t guessed already, this is the main reason why his tech company was called “Apple” computer, aside from the fact that it helped him get in high in alphabetical order in the beginning of the phone book.

 

Where did we find this stuff? Here are our sources:

10 Breakfasts Enjoyed by History’s Most Productive People. Michele Debczak. Mental Floss. 2016.

How The Daily Routines of 26 Successful People Throughout History Compare. Libby Kane. Business Insider. 2016.

Real Brain Food: What Geniuses Actually Eat. Karen Ahn. WonderHowTo. 2014.

Rise and Shine: The Daily Routines of History’s Most Creative Minds. Oliver Burkeman. The Guardian. 2013.

Hunter S. Thompson’s Preferred Breakfast: Eggs, Sausage, Cocaine. Elspeth Reeve. The Atlantic. 2011

Leonardo Da Vinci and Stroke- Vegetarian Diet as a Possible Cause. PubMed.gov. 2010.

Was Leonardo da Vinci a Vegetarian? Shelley Esaak. Thought Co. 2018.

Bacon and Eggs for Every Meal: Absurd Diets of the Rich and Famous. Killian Fox. The Guardian. 2017.

Eating Breakfast Like Zelda Fitzgerald Is A Terrible Idea. Kit Stein Kellner. MyRecipies.com

What Did Charles Darwin Put In His Mouth? Pretty Much Everything. Ester Inglis-Arkell. Gizmodo. 2015.

The Hemingway Cookbook. Craig Boreth. Chicago Review Press. 2012.

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